NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN, INTO OR FROM AUSTRALIA,
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to acceptances or lapses or is otherwise withdrawn.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 www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk or
contact the Panel on telephone number +44-20-7638 0129; fax +44-20-7236 7013.