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Friday 18 August, 2006

SMG PLC

Rule 2.10 Announcement

SMG PLC
18 August 2006

                                                                  18 August 2006

                             For immediate release

                                SMG plc ('SMG')

                             Rule 2.10 Announcement


SMG announces, in accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and
Mergers, that as at the close of business on 17 August 2006 it had the following
relevant securities in issue:

315,666,185 ordinary shares of 2.5p each ('Ordinary Shares'). The ISIN reference
number for these securities is GB0004325402.

6.5% convertible unsecured loan stock amounting to £22,800,826, which are
convertible into 11,464,437 Ordinary Shares. The ISIN reference number for these
securities is GB0004325626.


'Dealing Disclosure Requirements

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the 'Code'), if any
person is, or becomes, 'interested' (directly or indirectly) in 1% or more of
any class of 'relevant securities' of UTV or of SMG, all 'dealings' in any '
relevant securities' of that company (including by means of an option in respect
of, or a derivative referenced to, any such 'relevant securities') must be
publicly disclosed by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the London business
day following the date of the relevant transaction. This requirement will
continue until the date on which the offer becomes, or is declared,
unconditional as to acceptances, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn or on which
the 'offer period' otherwise ends. If two or more persons act together pursuant
to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire an '
interest' in 'relevant securities' of UTV or of SMG, they will be deemed to be a
single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.


Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the Code, all 'dealings' in 'relevant
securities' of UTV or of SMG by UTV or SMG, or by any of their respective '
associates', must be disclosed by no later than 12.00 noon (London time) on the
London business day following the date of the relevant transaction.


A disclosure table, giving details of the companies in whose 'relevant
securities' 'dealings' should be disclosed, and the number of such securities in
issue, can be found on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.



'Interests in securities' arise, in summary, when a person has long economic
exposure, whether conditional or absolute, to changes in the price of
securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an 'interest' by
virtue of the ownership or control of securities, or by virtue of any option in
respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities.



Terms in quotation marks are defined in the Code, which can also be found on the
Panel's website. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you are required
to disclose a 'dealing' under Rule 8, you should consult the Panel.'



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