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Tuesday 30 January, 2001

Yorkshire Group PLC


Yorkshire Group PLC
30 January 2001

Yorkshire Group plc announces the acquisitions of M Balas SA and Societe
Commerciale de Fontbazy sarl for a cash consideration of FF5.5 million 

Balas and Fontbazy are the agents in the French market of Yorkshire
International sarl.

Christian Duchampt, the vendor, has joined Yorkshire as General Manager of its
marketing subsidiaries in France.

These acquisitions follow the 50% stake taken by Yorkshire in its Portuguese
distributor in September, 2000 and further enhance Yorkshire's policy of
direct representation in its main markets.

For further information contact:

Stevan Fowler     -        Group Finance Director
Andrew J Dick     -        Chief Executive

Tel:   0113 2443111