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Friday 16 May, 2003

Erudite UK Limited

SAR - Yorkshire Group PLC

Erudite UK Limited
16 May 2003


                                                        FORM SAR 3


                                       Date of disclosure....16 MAY 2003.....

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

                 
Date of acquisition..........16 MAY 2003....................................

Acquisition in...............YORKSHIRE GROUP PLC...........(name of company)


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

    ....ORDINARY........      ..2,775,000.(5.31%)        ......N/A............
                             

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

    ...10,646,255...(20.35%)   ...N/A.........(    %)    ....(20.35%)........


(3) Party making disclosure........ERUDITE UK LIMITED.......................  

(4)  (a)  Name of person acquiring shares or rights over shares ............
          and, if different, beneficial owner........PETER GYLLENHAMMAR..... 

     (b)  Names of any other persons acting by
          agreement or understanding (see SAR 5)....MONTPELLIER GROUP PLC
          (1,555,000 - 2.97%) SILVERSLAGGAN A.B (1,691,255 - 3.23%), 
          FORVALTNINGS AB BROWALLIA (600,000 - 1.15%) AND ERUDITE UK LIMITED 
          (6,800,000 - 13.00%) TOTAL 10,646,255 SHARES - 20.35%).


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

(Also print name of signatory).....S GATER, SECRETARY, ERUDITE UK LIMITED...

Telephone and extension number.....01782 566440.............................

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.



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