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Wednesday 13 November, 2002

W.H. Ireland Group

SAR - W.H. Ireland Group plc

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
13 November 2002


                                                                                                             FORM SAR 3
Lodge with a RIS or Newstrack and the Takeover Panel. A copy must also be sent to the company the shares of which are
acquired.
                                       Date of disclosure                             13 November 2002.................

              DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 3 OF THE RULES GOVERNING SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITIONS OF SHARES ('SARs')

Date of acquisition                     12 November 2002.................................

Acquisition in ...                      W.H. Ireland Group plc                (name of company)


(1)  Class of voting shares    Number of shares/rights over shares    If rights over shares acquired, as
     (e.g. ordinary shares)    acquired                               opposed to the shares themselves,
                                                                      specify nature of rights





Ordinary shares of 5 pence     72,000       ................. shares 
each.....................


                               ............................           ...............................
                               ......rights                           



(2)       Resultant total      Resultant total holding of rights over Total percentage
          holding of voting    shares (and % of total voting shares
          shares (and % of     in issue)
          total voting shares
          in issue)




          2,197,337 (15.28%)   ..................................(%)   ............................ ( %)                
                    

(3)      Party making disclosure Altium Capital Limited, as adviser to W.H. Ireland

(4)      (a)       Name of person acquiring shares or rights over shares   David Youngman.......................
                 

                   and, if different, beneficial owner..................   Lesley Youngman (spouse).........
               

         (b)       Names of any other persons acting by
                   agreement or understanding (see SAR 5)       ......................................................
                                                              

Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (3) above .............................................................

(Also print name of signatory) ...........................                 Joe Smith.........................

Telephone and extension number .......................................     0161 831 9133...........................

                                        ______________________________________

Note.  Under SAR 5, the holdings of and acquisitions by persons acting by agreement or understanding must be aggregated
and treated as a holding of or acquisition by one person. Note 3 on SAR 5 requires persons who must aggregate holdings
to disclose certain disposals.
For full details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see Rules 3 and 5 of the SARs. If in doubt, contact the Panel on
Takeovers and Mergers, Monitoring Section, Tel. No: 020 7638 0129.
E-mail: monitoring@disclosure.org.uk




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