Holding(s) in Company

McBride PLC 04 December 2002 4th December 2002 McBride plc Section 198 Companies Act 1985 ('The Act') McBride plc ('McBride'), Europe's leading supplier of household and personal care retailer brand products, announces that, following the purchase of 200,000 shares on 2nd December 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 35,711,903 Ordinary 10p Shares of the Company (representing 20.10%*); 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 33,525,540 Chase Nominees Limited 1,225,000 HSBC Nominees Limited 450,000 Mellon Bank Nominees Pittsburgh 511,363 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. The holding includes the following notifiable holdings:- INVESCO Perpetual High Income Fund holds 14,651 636 shares (8.25%*) and INVESCO Perpetual Income Fund holds 5,707,453 shares (3.21%*), both registered in the name of Vidacos Nominees Limited. * Based on an issued share capital of 177,639,197 -Ends- This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange HOLBKQKDPBDDBBK


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