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William Hill PLC (WMH)

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Thursday 05 October, 2006

William Hill PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

William Hill PLC
05 October 2006

5th October 2006

                                William Hill PLC

                             Purchase of Own Shares

William Hill PLC announces that on 4th October 2006 it purchased 110,000 of its
ordinary shares of 10 pence each at an average price of 644.40 pence per share.
The highest price and lowest price paid for these shares were 645.50 pence and
641.00 pence, respectively.  It is intended that these shares will be cancelled.

The timing of the share purchases was as follows:

-   between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm bought 110,000 ordinary shares at  prices
    between 641.00 pence and 645.50 pence per share.

Following the above purchases and cancellations, William Hill PLC will have a
total of 356,680,409 ordinary shares (excluding treasury shares) in issue and
will hold 8,986,599 shares in treasury.

At its Annual General Meeting held on 18 May 2006, William Hill PLC was
authorised by its shareholders to purchase up to 37,509,606 of its ordinary
shares (representing 10 per cent. of its issued share capital at the time,
subject to certain conditions as outlined in the resolution).


Tom Singer, Chief Operating Officer                   Tel: 020 8918 3952

Simon Lane, Group Finance Director                    Tel: 020 8918 3942

James Bradley/ Deborah Spencer, Brunswick             Tel: 020 7404 5959

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