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W.H. Ireland Group (WHI)

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Friday 25 April, 2008

W.H. Ireland Group

Offer Talks Terminated

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
25 April 2008

25 April 2008

W.H. Ireland Group plc

('W.H. Ireland' or the 'Company')

Termination of Offer Period

On 21 April 2008, W.H. Ireland announced that it had received an unsolicited
preliminary approach regarding a potential offer for the Company.

Following due consideration and consultation with its advisers, the Board of
W.H. Ireland has informed the potential offeror that it does not believe its
outline proposal to be in the best interests of shareholders.  As a result, the
Board of W.H. Ireland confirms it is no longer in an Offer Period.

For further information, please contact:

Laurie Beevers
W.H. Ireland                                           Tel: 0161 819 8750

Greg Cant
NM Rothschild & Sons Limited                           Tel: 0161 827 3800

Zoe Biddick
Biddicks                                               Tel: 020 7448 1000

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