16 August 2001
WOLSELEY PLC - DATE OF PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT
This is to advise that Wolseley plc's preliminary announcement for the
financial year ended 31 July 2001 will be made on 25 September 2001.
Details will be released to the market at 7.00 a.m. on that day.
For and on behalf of Wolseley plc
Assistant Company Secretary