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Monday 09 October, 2000

Wolv.& Dudley Brews.

Statement re Possible Offer

Wolverhampton& Dudley Breweries PLC
9 October 2000



  NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE
     UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN
                               
      THE WOLVERHAMPTON & DUDLEY BREWERIES, PLC ('W&DB')

                       STRATEGIC REVIEW
                               
Further to the Group's trading update announced on 25 September, 
the Board of W&DB has decided to initiate a strategic review of 
the options available to maximise shareholder value.  This process 
may or may not lead to an offer for all or part of the Company.


Enquiries:

W&DB                                 Telephone:   01902 711 811
David Thompson
Ralph Findlay

Rothschild                           Telephone:   020 7280 5000
Crispin Wright
Avi Goldberg

Hudson Sandler                       Telephone:   020 7796 4133
Keith Hann


N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, which is regulated in the United
Kingdom by The Securities and Futures Authority Limited, is 
acting for W&DB and no one else and will not be responsible to 
anyone other than W&DB for providing the protections afforded to 
customers of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited nor for providing advice.