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Monday 05 July, 2004

ITV PLC

Preference Shares

ITV PLC
05 July 2004

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN

5 July 2004

                                ITV plc ('ITV')

              Offer for the Carlton Convertible Preference Shares



Further to the announcement made by the Board of ITV on 7 June 2004 regarding
the extension of ITV's cash offer (the 'Offer') to acquire all of the existing
issued 6.5p (net) cumulative convertible redeemable preference shares of 5p each
in the capital of Carlton Communications Plc ('Carlton') (the 'Carlton
Convertible Preference Shares'), the Board of ITV today announces that as at
3.00pm on Friday, 2 July 2004 irrevocable acceptances of the Offer had been
received in respect of 150,710,494 Carlton Convertible Preference Shares
representing 92.81% of the Carlton Convertible Preference Shares in issue. The
Offer has now closed and will not be extended.



Carlton has informed ITV that it will shortly be making an application to the UK
Listing Authority to de-list the Carlton Convertible Preference Shares. Further
details will be announced in due course.



Enquiries:
Simon Rigby - Citigate Dewe Rogerson 020 7638 9571
Alex Brown




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