Holding(s) in Company

FORM 8.1/8.3 Lodge with a RIS or Newstrack and the Takeover Panel. Use separate form for each class of securities in which dealings have been made. Date of disclosure 12/12/2002 DISCLOSURE UNDER RULES 8.1(a), 8.1(b)(i) AND 8.3 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS Date of dealing 12/12/2002 Dealing in Brunel Holdings Plc...................(name of company) (1) Class of securities (eg ordinary shares) ...........Ordinary Shares (2) Amount bought Amount sold Price per unit 367,000 43.50 (3) Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled (and percentage of class) 4,913,184 (13.51 %) (4) Party making disclosure Guy Butler Ltd. (5) EITHER (a) Name of purchaser/vendor (Note 1) VPV & Associates OR (b) If dealing for discretionary client(s), name of fund management organisation ........................................................................ (6) Reason for disclosure (Note 2) (a) associate of (i) offeror (Note 3) YES (ii) offeree company NO Specify which category or categories of associate (1-8 overleaf) 6 If category (8), explain ........................................................................ ........................................................................ (b) Rule 8.3 (ie disclosure because of ownership or control of 1% or more of the class of relevant securities dealt in) YES Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (4) above ............................................................. (Also print name of signatory) Thomas Clarke-Jones Telephone and extension number 0207 360 5610 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/12/12/20021212BIT01150/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/12/12/20021212BIT01150/wkr0002.pdf