SAR - Alterian plc

FORM SAR 5 Lodge with Company Announcements Office and the Panel. A copy must also be sent to the company the shares of which are being sold. Date of disclosure 2/8/02 DISCLOSURE UNDER NOTE 3 OF RULE 5 OF THE RULES GOVERNING SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITIONS OF SHARES ("SARs") Date of sale 1/8/02 Sale of Alterian Plc(name of company) (1) Class of voting shares Number of shares/rights If rights over shares (eg ordinary shares) over shares sold sold, as opposed to the shares themselves, specify nature of rights ...ordinary shares... ...935,000......shares ..(TRANSFER - Shares no longer under discretionary management)................... ...N/A..........rights (2) Resultant total holding Resultant total holding Total percentage of voting shares (and % of rights over shares of total voting shares (and % of total voting in issue) shares in issue) ..5,266,700....(13.43%) ...............( %) ..5,266,700..(13.43%) (3) Party making disclosure ......EDINBURGH FUND MANAGERS GROUP PLC ......... (4) (a) Name of person selling shares or rights over shares .ON BEHALF OF.. and, if different, beneficial owner GROUP COMPANIES AND.......... DISCRETIONARY CLIENTS........ (b) Names of any other persons acting by agreement or understanding (see SAR 5)..-.......................... Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (3) above.................... (Also print name of signatory).D R HOLLAND .................................. Telephone and extension number.0131 313 6442 ................................ or 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 http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/02/20020802BIT00150/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/02/20020802BIT00150/wkr0002.pdf