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Ottakar's PLC (OKR)

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Friday 12 May, 2006

Ottakar's PLC

Rule 2.10 Announcement

Ottakar's PLC
12 May 2006

                  OTTAKAR'S PLC ('OTTAKAR'S' OR THE 'COMPANY')

             Rule 2.10 Announcement - Relevant Securities in Issue

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, the
Company confirms that it has 22,049,829 Ordinary Shares of 5 pence each in issue
and is admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange under the UK ISIN code
GB0002651882.

Dealing Disclosure Requirements

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the
'Code'), if any person is, or becomes, 'interested' (directly or indirectly) in
1% or more of any class of 'relevant securities' of HMV Group plc ('HMV') or of
Ottakar's, all 'dealings' in any 'relevant securities' of that company
(including by means of an option in respect of, or a derivative referenced to,
any such 'relevant securities') must be publicly disclosed by no later than 3.30
pm (London time) on the London business day following the date of the relevant
transaction. This requirement will continue until the date on which the offer
becomes, or is declared, unconditional as to acceptances, lapses or is otherwise
withdrawn or on which the 'offer period' otherwise ends. If two or more persons
act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or
informal, to acquire an 'interest' in 'relevant securities' of HMV or Ottakar's,
they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the Code, all 'dealings' in 'relevant
securities' of HMV or of Ottakar's by HMV or Ottakar's, or by any of their
respective 'associates', must be disclosed by no later than 12.00 noon (London
time) on the London business day following the date of the relevant transaction.

A disclosure table, giving details of the companies in whose 'relevant
securities' 'dealings' should be disclosed, and the number of such securities in
issue, can be found on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

'Interests in securities' arise, in summary, when a person has long economic
exposure, whether conditional or absolute, to changes in the price of
securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an 'interest' by
virtue of the ownership or control of securities, or by virtue of any option in
respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities.



Terms in quotation marks are defined in the Code, which can also be found on the
Panel's website. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you are required
to disclose a 'dealing' under Rule 8, you should consult the Panel.




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