SAR - Dawson International

Guinness Peat Group PLC 28 September 2000 DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 3 OF THE RULES GOVERNING SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITION OF SHARES: DAWSON INTERNATIONAL PLC Guinness Peat Group plc and its subsidiary companies ('GPG') announce that, following on-market transactions in the shares of Dawson International PLC ('Dawson'), on 28 September 2000 it increased its holding of Shares to 21,073,583 ordinary shares of 25p each in Dawson ('Shares') representing 21.00% of the issued share capital of Dawson. So far as the Group is aware, no person interested in the Shares is party to any agreement or arrangement relating to the exercise of any rights conferred by holding the shares subject to this notification.


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