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Booker Group PLC (BOK)

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Thursday 17 January, 2008

Booker Group PLC

Trading Statement

Booker Group PLC
17 January 2008

                                                                 17 January 2008

                                Booker Group plc

                                 Trading Update

Total sales in the 16 weeks to 4 January 2008, including Blueheath, were up 1.3%
on the same period last year. Like-for-like non-tobacco sales were up 2.4% and
like-for-like tobacco sales declined by 7.9% due to the ban on smoking in public
places. Sales, stock, profits and net debt remain in line with management

Charles Wilson, Chief Executive said,

'This is a solid performance in a challenging market and Booker continues to
make good progress.'

For further information contact:

Tulchan Communications (PR Adviser to Booker Group plc)
020 7353 4200
Susanna Voyle
Celia Gordon Shute

Investec Bank UK (Nominated Adviser to Booker Group plc)
020 7597 5970
Keith Anderson

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