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Armour Group PLC (AMR)

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Tuesday 24 May, 2005

Armour Group PLC

SAR 3 - Armour Group PLC

Armour Group PLC
24 May 2005


                                                                      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...24.05.05..
   DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 3 OF THE RULES GOVERNING SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITIONS OF
                                SHARES ('SARs')

Date of acquisition .........24 May 2005...........................

Acquisition in ......Armour Group plc.........................(name of company)

(1) Class of     Number of shares/rights    If rights over shares acquired, as
voting shares    over shares acquired       opposed to the shares themselves,
(eg ordinary     .......380,000....shares   specify nature of rights
shares)          

..ordinary       .................rights    ..................................
shares........   

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

9,140,152......... (17.01 %)  ....................(......%)  .........( 17.01 %)

(3) Party making disclosure ...............Armour Group plc.....................

(4) (a) Name of person acquiring shares or rights over shares ...Southwind
        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) ............George Dexter........................

Telephone and extension number ............01892 502 700........................

                     ______________________________________

                    
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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