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Friday 30 May, 2003

Anglo American PLC

SAR - Johnston Group PLC

Anglo American PLC
30 May 2003

                                                                      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 30 May, 2003

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



Date of acquisition 30 May 2003

Acquisition ...............in Johnston Group PLC.......................................  (name of company)


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





                                                           194,202 shares
        Ordinary shares
                                                                          ...............................
                                                                          .....
                                     ..................................








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



        2,696,438 (24.9 %)           ..................................
                                     (   %)
                                                                          24.9  %





(3)   Party making disclosure.............Anglo American plc..................
.........................................



(4)   (a)   Name of person acquiring shares or rights over shares ......
....Tarmac Limited....................

                and, if different, beneficial owner ...........................
....................................................



        (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) ......Nicholas Jordan...........................
....................................



Telephone and extension number ......020 7698 8750..............................
.................................

                     ______________________________________

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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