SAR - Perry Group Plc

Guinness Peat Group PLC 25 January 2001 re: PERRY GROUP PLC In accordance with the Rules Governing Substantial Acquisition of Shares, the following is the text of a Disclosure sent today to the Company Secretary of Perry Group plc. re: Disclosure of Interest in Shares Pursuant to Rule 3 of The Rules Governing Substantial Acquisitions of Shares Guinness Peat Group plc and its subsidiary companies ('the Group') hereby notify Perry Group plc ('Perry') that following the market purchases of 50,000 Ordinary 25p shares ('Shares') on 27 October 2000, 33,026 Shares on 28 November 2000 and 100,000 Shares on 24 January 2001 the Group's interest in the Shares of Perry now amounts to 4,049,483 representing 15.32% of the issued share capital. 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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