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Tuesday 21 May, 2002

General Elec.

Offer Document Posted

General Electric Company
21 May 2002


21 May 2002

Not for release, publication or distribution in whole or in part in or into the
United States, Canada , Australia or Japan

Recommended cash offers by JPMorgan on behalf of GE Measurement & Sensing
Technologies Holdings, Inc. ('GEMST') a wholly owned subsidiary of General
Electric Company ('GE'), to acquire Druck Holdings p.l.c. ('Druck')

Offer Document Posted

GEMST announces that the Offer Document in relation to the recommended cash
offers being made by JPMorgan on behalf of GEMST for all of the issued and to be
issued share capital of Druck was posted today.

As set out in the Offer Document, Forms of Acceptances should be received no
later than 3:00pm on 11 June 2002.

Terms used in this announcement shall have the same meaning as those in the
Offer Document.



For GE investors/shareholders/media:

Anne Witkavitch, Investor Relations Tel: 001 860 747 7461

JPMorgan, financial adviser to GE and GEMST

Mergers and acquisitions: Tel: 020 7600 2300

Mark Breuer, Eamon Brabazon

JPMorgan, which is regulated in the UK by The Financial Services Authority
Limited, is acting exclusively for GE and GEMST and no one else in connection
with the Offers and will not be responsible to anyone other than GE and GEMST
for providing the protections afforded to customers of JPMorgan, or for
providing advice in relation to the Offers or any other matter referred to in
this announcement.

The Offers (including the Loan Note Alternative) will not be made, directly or
indirectly, in or into or by the use of the mails of, or by any means or
instrumentality (including, without limitation, telephonically or
electronically) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or through any facilities
of a national securities exchange of, the United States, Canada, Australia or
Japan. Accordingly, copies of this announcement are not being, and must not be
mailed or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in, into or from the United
States, Canada, Australia or Japan and all persons receiving this announcement
(including nominees, trustees and custodians) must not mail or otherwise
forward, distribute or send it in, into or from the United States, Canada,
Australia or Japan.

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