Holding(s) in Company

McBride PLC 26 February 2002 LETTER TO: COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENTS OFFICE DATED: 25 FEBRUARY, 2002 On the 25th February 2002, McBride plc received the following notification dated 25th February 2002 from Amvescap plc: S. 198 Companies Act - Disclosure of Share Interest We write to give you notice that, following the purchase of 750,000 shares on 22nd February 2002, AMVESCAP PLC (AMVESCAP) and subsidiary companies on behalf of discretionary clients have an interest within the meaning of Part VI of the Act in 23,745,228 Ordinary 10p Shares of your Company (representing 13.367%); 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 23,051,869 12.977 Chase Nominees Limited 232,596 0.131 Northern Trust Nominees Limited 460,763 0.259 23,745,228 13.367 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 9,827,066 shares (5.53%) and INVESCO Perpetual International Core Fund now holds 7,765,244 shares (4.37%), both registered in the name of Vidacos Nominees Limited. LETTER FROM: MCBRIDE PLC This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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