Holding(s) in Company

McBride PLC 29 July 2002 Letter to RNS Section 198 Companies Act - Disclosure of Share Interest On the 29th July 2002, McBride plc received the following notification dated 29th July from Amvescap Plc. We write to give you notice that, following the purchase of 9,100,000 shares on 26th July 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 35,520,228 Ordinary 10p Shares of your Company (representing 20%*); details of that interest, together with a breakdown between registered holders (as required by Section 202(3) of the Act), are set out below: Vidacos Nominees Limited 33,950,540 Chase Nominees Limited 1,058,325 Mellon Bank Nominees Pittsburgh 511,363 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 holds 13,651,636 shares (7.69%) and INVESCO Perpetual International Core Fund holds 8,975,365 shares (5.05%*), both registered in the name of Vidacos Nominees Limited. *Based on an issued share capital of 177,639,197 Letter from McBride Plc This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END HOLBKCKDABKDOOB


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