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Friday 27 September, 2002

RobertWisemanDairies

Further re: OFT

Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC
27 September 2002


27 September 2002


ROBERT WISEMAN DAIRIES PLC ("Wiseman" or "the Company")
   and
EXPRESS DAIRIES PLC ("Express")
   and
THE OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING ("OFT")


The Board of Wiseman has noted the announcement by Express of an appeal to the
Competition Commission Appeals Tribunal and an intention to apply for judicial
review in order to clarify issues arising from the OFT's decision to close its
investigation of Wiseman under Chapter II of the Competition Act.

The Board is frustrated and surprised that Express, after initiating a
seven-month Competition Commission Inquiry and fifteen-month OFT investigation
that both resulted in no action being taken against Wiseman, should still be
pursuing their complaints. As an interested party to this appeal Wiseman will
defend its position vigorously.


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For further information please contact:


Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC
Billy Keane, Group Finance Director                        Tel: 01355 244 261

Weber Shandwick Square Mile
Ben Padovan / Peter Corbin                                 Tel: 020 7950 2800

Hatch-Group
Graeme Jack                                                Tel: 0141 353 9515


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