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Tuesday 26 October, 2004


Statement re Possible Offer

Bain Capital/Carlyle Grp/Thomas Lee
26 October 2004

                                                                 26 October 2004

                              Warner Chilcott PLC

Further to the announcement by Warner Chilcott PLC ('Warner Chilcott' or the 
'Company') on Monday October 25th, Bain Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group and
Thomas H. Lee Partners (the 'Consortium') confirm that they are one of the
parties that has signaled an intention to put forward an offer for the whole of
the issued and to be issued share capital of Warner Chilcott.

While there can be no certainty that the Consortium will put forward an offer
for Warner Chilcott, it expects to complete its evaluation of the Company in the
very near future and will make a further announcement as soon as possible.

In the event that an offer for the Company is made by a third party before the
Consortium has completed its evaluation, the Consortium urges Warner Chilcott
shareholders to take no action with regard to their shares.

Enquiries to:

Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited                   020 7425 5000
Gavin MacDonald
Colm Donlon

Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited is acting for Bain Capital Partners, LLP, The
Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners and no one else in connection with the
Consortium's possible offer for Warner Chilcott and will not be responsible to
anyone other than Bain Capital Partners LLP, The Carlyle Group or Thomas H. Lee
Partners for providing the protections afforded to clients of Morgan Stanley &
Co. Limited, nor for providing advice in relation to the Consortium's possible
offer for Warner Chilcott.

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