Holding(s) in Company

McBride PLC 2 September 2002 LETTER TO: RNS DATED: AUGUST 30, 2002 On the 30th August 2002, McBride plc received the following notification dated 30th August 2002 from AMVESCAP PLC: Section 198 Companies Act - Disclosure of Share Interest We write to give you notice that, following the sale of 58,325 shares on 27th August 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 35,461,903 Ordinary 10p Shares of your Company (representing 19.96%*); detail 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 33,855,540 Chase Nominees Limited 1,095,000 Mellon Bank Nominees Pittsburg 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 still holds 13,651,636 shares (7.685%*) and INVESCO Perpetual International Core Fund still 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 HOLBKBKNQBKDBCK


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