Lodge with Company Announcements Office and Newstrack, if appropriate, and the Takeover Panel. A copy must also be sent to the company the shares of which are acquired. Date of disclosure: 16/09/02 DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 3 OF THE RULES GOVERNING SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITIONS OF SHARES ("SARs") Date of acquisition: 13/09/02 Acquisition in: BSS Group PLC 1) Class of voting Number of If rights over shares shares shares/rights over acquired, as opposed (e.g. ordinary shares acquired to the shares shares) 152,235 shares themselves, specify nature of rights Ordinary Shares N/A rights N/A of 20p 2) Resultant total Resultant total Total percentage holding holding of rights of voting shares over shares (and % of (and total voting shares % of total voting in issue) shares in issue) 5,838,544 (20.01%) N/A (0.00%) 20.01% (3) Party making disclosure: Aberforth Partners (as Investment Managers) (4) (a) Name of person acquiring shares or rights over shares: Aberforth Partners (as Investment Managers) and, if different, beneficial owner: N/A (b) Names of any other persons acting by agreement or understanding (see SAR 5): N/A Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (3) above: N/A (Also print name of signatory): Gordon R. Young, Partner Telephone and extension number: 0131 220 0733 Note. Under SAR 5, the holdings of and acquisitions by persons acting by agreement or understanding must be aggregated and treated as a holding of or acquisition by one person. Note 3 on SAR 5 requires persons who must aggregate holdings to disclose certain disposals. For full details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see Rules 3 and 5 of the SARs. If in doubt, contact the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, Monitoring Section, Tel. No: 020 7638 0129. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: