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Monday 26 June, 2000

FTSE

Booker PLC

FTSE
26 June 2000

Technical Release

  Booker PLC: Merger Offer by Iceland Group PLC Wholly Unconditional
                       Changes in FTSE Indexes


Following the merger offer for Booker PLC by Iceland Group PLC being
declared wholly unconditional, FTSE announces the following changes:


INDEX                     CHANGE                        EFFECTIVE FROM
                                                        START OF TRADING
                                                        ON:
                                                        
FTSE 250                  Iceland Group (0455871) will  27 June 2000
                          have an increased share
                          total of 345.8million
                          shares.
FTSE All-Share            Booker PLC (0110523) will be  27 June 2000
                          deleted.
                          
                          Iceland Group's shares will
                          be increased as above.
FTSE CAP All-Share        Booker PLC will be deleted.   27 June 2000
                          
                          Iceland Group's shares will
                          be increased as above.
FTSE All-Share Ex-        Booker PLC will be deleted.   27 June 2000
Multinationals            
                          Iceland Group's shares will
                          be increased as above.
FTSE All-Small            Booker PLC will be deleted    27 June 2000
FTSE SmallCap             Booker PLC will be deleted    27 June 2000

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