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Thursday 14 September, 2006

W.H. Ireland Group

Dividend Declaration

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
14 September 2006

                 W H Ireland Group plc ('WHI' or the 'Company')

                            Scrip dividend election

The board of the Company announces the following information in relation to the
ordinary share capital of the Company;

Scrip Dividend

Elections to accept the scrip dividend alternative (as announced on 1 August
2006 and as set out in the circular to shareholders dated 20 March 2003) have
been received from the holders of 3,825,913 ordinary shares of 5p each
('Shares') in aggregate, representing approximately 23.59% of the existing
issued ordinary share capital.

Accordingly, 43,990 new Shares will be issued in satisfaction of such elections,
bringing the enlarged issued ordinary share capital to 16,265,319. The cost to
the Company of the dividend payable in cash amounts to approximately £178,185 in

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for admission to trading
on AIM of the 43,990 new Shares. Dealings are expected to commence and CREST
member accounts are expected to be credited on 29 September 2006 at 8.00am.


Mike Frame          0161 832 2174
Company Secretary

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