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Tuesday 25 March, 2003

Greencore Group PLC

Pre-Close Period Update

Greencore Group PLC
25 March 2003



GREENCORE GROUP PLC

CONTACT: PATRICK KENNEDY                          TELEPHONE 353 1 605 1003
                                                  FAX 353 1 605 1103



   GREENCORE GROUP PLC ('GREENCORE') PRE-CLOSE PERIOD UPDATE


In accordance with its usual practice, Greencore will be meeting with
stockbrokers' analysts before entering its close period for the six months
ending 28 March, 2003. This statement is issued in advance of those meetings.
It follows the update provided in the Chairman's Statement at the Annual General
Meeting on 6 February, 2003.

Overall trading remains in line with expectations at the beginning of the
financial year.  The Group has experienced further good growth in profitability
from continuing operations in the first half of the financial year, and whilst
earnings per share growth in the first half will be impacted by the significant
level of profits derived from discontinued activities in the comparative period,
the Group remains on course to deliver full year earnings per share in line with
consensus analyst forecasts.



PATRICK KENNEDY
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


GREENCORE GROUP PLC,
ST. STEPHEN'S GREEN HOUSE,
EARLFORT TERRACE,
DUBLIN 2.                    25 March, 2003.



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                           the Irish Stock Exchange.


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