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Monday 26 June, 2000


Booker PLC

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
FTSE 250                  Iceland Group (0455871) will  27 June 2000
                          have an increased share
                          total of 345.8million
FTSE All-Share            Booker PLC (0110523) will be  27 June 2000
                          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
                          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

Notes for Editors:

Background to FTSE:

FTSE  is  one  of  the  world's leading experts in  the  creation  and
management of equity indexes and is jointly owned by the London  Stock
Exchange and the Financial Times. With offices in London, New York and
Paris,  FTSE services clients in 77 countries worldwide.   It  manages
and  develops globally recognised indexes ranging from the FTSE  World
Index  to  the  real time FTSE Eurotop series and the  FTSE  100.  The
company  has  collaborative arrangements with the  London,  Amsterdam,
Brussels,  Norex,  Athens, Luxembourg and Madrid stock  exchanges,  as
well as with Nikkei of Japan (Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc).
FTSE  indexes  are  used  extensively  by  investors  world-wide   for
investment analysis, performance measurement, asset allocation and for
creating  a wide range of index tracking funds. Committees  of  senior
fund   managers,   derivatives  experts,  actuaries  and   experienced
practitioners independently review all changes to the indexes ensuring
that they are accurate, timely and without bias.

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