Holding(s) in Company

McBride PLC 15 March 2002 To Company Announcements Office Dated 14 March, 2002 On the 13th March 2002, McBride plc received the following notification dated 13th March 2002 from Amvescap plc: S.198 Companies Act - Disclosure of Share Interest We write to give you notice that, following the purchase of 350,000 Ordinary Shares on 12th March 2002, INVESCAP PLC (AMVESCAP) and subsidiary companies on behalf of discretionary clients have an interest within the meaning of Part VI of the Act in 24,995,228. Ordinary 10p Shares of your Company (representing 14.07%), details of that interest, together with a breakdown between registered holders (as required by Section 202(3) of the Act), are set out below: Registered Holder No of Shares % of Class Vidacos Nominees Limited 24,267,196 13.66 Chase Nominees Limited 244,458 0.14 Northern Trust Nominees Limited 483,574 0.27 24,995,228 14.07 We wish to advise you that none of these shares are beneficially owned by AMVESCAP. Subsidiary companies of AMVESCAP have a large number of portfolio management clients for whom they act as investment manager and investment advisor and by virtue of Section 203 of the Companies Act 1985 AMVESCAP is deemed to have the same interest in the shares. We would further advise that the above holding includes the following notifiable holdings:- INVESCO Perpetual High Income Fund now holds 10,269,880 shares (5.78%) and INVESCO Perpetual International Core Fund now holds 8,221,460 shares (4.62%), both registered in the name of Vidacos Nominees Limited. From McBride plc This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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