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Thursday 18 August, 2005

Bridgewell Secs Ltd

EPT Disclosure

Bridgewell Securities Limited
18 August 2005



                 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS

             (Rule 38.5 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)


Name of exempt principal trader                    Bridgewell Securities Limited

Company dealt in                                        Ottakar's plc

Relevant security dealt in                              Ordinary 5 p shares

Name of offeree/offeror with whom connected             Offeree - Ottakar's plc

Nature of connection #                                  Adviser

Date of dealing                                         18 August 2005




Total number of securities bought                       130,582

Highest price paid (currency must be stated)            338 p sterling

Lowest price paid (currency must be stated)             333 p sterling




Total number of securities sold                         53,888

Highest price paid (currency must be stated)            339 p sterling

Lowest price paid (currency must  be stated)            337 p sterling





Date of disclosure                                      18 August 2005

Contact name                                            Neil Kapoor

Telephone number                                        020 7003 3207




#  See the definition of 'connected fund managers and principal traders' in the
Definitions Section of the Code.

For details of the Code's dealing disclosure requirements, see Rules 8 and 38.5
and their Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.



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