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William Hill PLC (WMH)

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Tuesday 02 October, 2007

William Hill PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

William Hill PLC
02 October 2007

2nd October 2007

                                William Hill PLC

                             Purchase of Own Shares

William Hill PLC announces that on 1st October 2007 it purchased 20,000 of its
ordinary shares of 10 pence each at an average price of 649.20 pence per share.
The highest price and lowest price paid for these shares were 650.00 pence and
647.50 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 20,000 ordinary shares at prices between 
    647.20 and 650.00 pence per share.

Following the above purchases and cancellations, William Hill PLC will have a
total of 352,048,889 ordinary shares (excluding treasury shares) in issue and
will hold 6,558,155 shares in treasury.

At its Annual General Meeting held on 17 May 2007, William Hill PLC was
authorised by its shareholders to purchase up to 35,299,846 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).


Simon Lane, Group Finance Director                    Tel: 020 8918 3942

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

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