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Friday 20 February, 2004

General Elec.

Acquisition of Amersham plc

General Electric

Acquisition of Amersham plc

Recommended share exchange acquisition of Amersham plc by General Electric
Company ('GE') and GE Investments, Inc. by means of a scheme of arrangement
under section 425 of the Companies Act 1985.

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code, General Electric Company
announces that there were 10,078,668,998 GE shares of Common Stock in issue and
outstanding as of 13 February 2004.

The International Securities Identification Number for GE shares of Common Stock
is US3696041033.

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GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified technology and services company dedicated to
creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power
generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and
plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000
people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

General Electric, Fairfield, CT, USA
David Frail, +1 203 373 3387