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Tuesday 22 November, 2005

Exel PLC

Rule 2.10 Announcement

CANADA, JAPAN OR THE UNITED STATES                                            


22 November 2005


               EXEL PLC ("EXEL")                
              Rule 2.10 disclosure              



In accordance with Rule 2.10 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers ("City

Code"), Exel plc confirms that it has 295,535,542 ordinary shares of 27 7/9
pence each ("Exel Shares") in issue.

The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) for Exel is



Lizzie Chilcott                               Telephone: +44 (0)1344 744233 
Senior Assistant Company Secretary, Exel plc                                


Dealing disclosure requirements


Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the
"City Code"), any person who, alone or acting together with any other person(s)
pursuant to an agreement or understanding (whether formal or informal) to
acquire or control relevant securities of Exel plc owns or controls, or becomes
the owner or controller, directly or indirectly, of one per cent. or more of
any class of securities of Exel plc is required to disclose, by not later than
12.00 noon (London time) on the London business day following the date of the
relevant transaction, dealings in such securities of Exel plc (or in any option
in respect of, or derivative referenced to, any such securities) during the
period to the date on which the offer becomes or is declared unconditional as
to acceptances or lapses or is otherwise withdrawn.


Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the City Code, all dealings in relevant
securities of Exel plc by Deutsche Post AG, or by any of their respective
"associates" (within the meaning of the City Code) must also be disclosed.


If you are in any doubt as to the application of Rule 8 to you, please contact
an independent financial adviser authorised under the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000, consult the Panel's website at or
contact the Panel on telephone number +44-20-7638 0129; fax +44-20-7236 7013.