Re Shares in Issue

Guinness Peat Group PLC 24 May 2001 Guinness Peat Group plc GUINNESS PEAT GROUP plc ('GPG' or 'the Company') Guinness Peat Group plc confirms that, following the allotments in respect of the Scrip Dividend Alternative and the Capitalisation Issue, the new number of shares in issue is now 535,231,089 (five hundred and thirty five million, two hundred and thirty one thousand, and eighty nine) Ordinary Shares of 10p each. The next allotment is anticipated to take place on Friday 6 July 2001 in respect of Conversion of Convertible Loan Notes upon the first Redemption Date. If all CLN holders were to convert the maximum number of CLNs then a total of 8,489,019 shares would be allotted. An announcement confirming the final numbers will be made following that allotment.


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