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Thursday 24 April, 2008

W.H. Ireland Group

Scrip Dividend Election

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
24 April 2008

                                  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 29th
February 2008 and as set out in the circular to shareholders dated 20 March
2003) have been received from the holders of 3,239,316 ordinary shares of 5p
each ('Shares') in aggregate, representing approximately 18.80% of the existing
issued ordinary share capital.

Accordingly, 85,002 new Shares were issued in satisfaction of such elections,
bringing the enlarged issued ordinary share capital to 17,316,591. The cost to
the Company of the dividend made in cash amounts to £418,848.18 in total.

Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for admission to trading
on AIM of the 85,002 new Shares. Dealings are expected to commence and CREST
member accounts are expected to be credited on 25 April 2008 at 8.00am.


Mike Frame                                           0161 832 2174

Company Secretary

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