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Thursday 14 June, 2007

Booker Group PLC

Placing

Booker Group PLC
14 June 2007


14 June 2007

Booker Group plc ('Booker' or 'the Company')

Placing


The Board of Booker has been informed today that, as envisaged in the Admission
Document dated 9 May 2007, several of its shareholders, namely The Governor and
Company of the Bank of Scotland, Kaupthing Bank hf, Milton ehf, Kevin Stanford
and TBH Trading Limited*, (together 'the Vendors') have disposed of 223,259,862
ordinary shares in the Company, representing 15.0% of the issued share capital.


These shares have today been placed by Investec with institutional investors at
a price of 25 pence per share ('the Placing'). The Placing is expected to
improve the liquidity of the Company's shares.


The number of shares being sold by the Vendors and their resultant holdings in
the issued share capital of Booker are as follows:

                               Shares Sold    Resultant      Percentage
                                              holding        of issued
                                                             share
                                                             capital
The Governor and Company of    104,634,455    74,246,677     4.99%
the Bank of Scotland
Kaupthing Bank hf              29,767,982     92,189,895     6.19%
Milton ehf                     56,477,770     467,032,010    31.38%
Kevin Stanford                 7,969,910      65,763,861     4.42%
TBH Trading Limited*           24,409,745     86,190,914     5.79%


As described in the Admission Document, the Vendors have entered into an orderly
market agreement whereby they have undertaken to the Company and Investec not to
sell or otherwise dispose of their remaining holdings before the anniversary of
the date on which the shares were admitted to trading on AIM, subject to certain
exceptions.


Commenting on the Placing, Charles Wilson, Chief Executive of Booker, said, 'The
outcome of the placing shows that investors are behind our plans to create a
dynamic new force in the UK wholesale market through the combination of Booker
and Blueheath. We are delighted that the investors who have backed us in the
recent past remain committed, supportive shareholders - and pleased to welcome
many new shareholders to our register.'


*a wholly owned subsidiary of West Coast Capital



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