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Friday 26 May, 2000

Booker PLC

Disclosure Under Rule 8

Booker PLC
26 May 2000


DISCLOSURE UNDER RULES 8.1(a), 8.1(b) AND 8.3 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKE-OVERS
AND MERGERS

DATE OF DISCLOSURE: 26.05.00

DATE OF DEALING: 25.05.00

DEALING IN: BOOKER

1. CLASS OF SECURITIES (eg Ordinary Shares)

   ORDINARY SHARES

2. AMOUNT SOLD              PRICE PER UNIT

   2,250,000                      141.55p

3. RESULTANT TOTAL OF THE SAME CLASS OWNED OR CONTROLLED (AND PERCENTAGE
   OF CLASS)

   837,622       (0.33%)

4.  PARTY MAKING DISCLOSURE:

    DRESDNER RCM GLOBAL INVESTORS (UK) LTD

5.  EITHER (a) NAME OF PURCHASER/VENDOR (NOTE 1)
    OR     (b) IF DEALING FOR DISCRETIONARY CLIENT(S),
    NAME OF FUND MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION:
                DRESDNER RCM GLOBAL INVESTORS (UK) LTD

6.  REASON FOR DISCLOSURE (NOTE 2)
    (a) ASSOCIATE OF (i)  OFFEROR (NOTE 3)  XXX/NO
                     (ii) OFFEREE COMPANY   XXX/NO

    SPECIFY WHICH CATEGORY OR CATEGORIES OF ASSOCIATE (1-8 OVERLEAF)

    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/XXX

         SIGNED, FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE PARTY NAME IN (4) ABOVE (ALSO PRINT
         NAME OF SIGNATORY):

         IAN TURNBULL

         TELEPHONE AND EXTENTION NUMBER: 020 7475 6124