Offer Talks Terminated

McBride PLC 9 November 2001 9 November 2001 McBride plc Offer Talks Terminated The Board of McBride (the 'Board') announces that after careful consideration it has ceased all talks with interested parties concerning a possible offer for the Company. The Board and its advisers have undergone extensive negotiations but no formal offer has been forthcoming at a level which either the Board or its advisers could recommend. In our preliminary announcement of 6 September 2001 we said: 'The trading performance in July and August 2001 has continued in line with the stronger fourth quarter in the last financial year. Sales and profits of the core household and personal care products are ahead of the equivalent period of last year. Overall, trading profits in this two month period have made up for the absence of Wrafton Laboratories (which was sold on 29 June 2001).' The Board is pleased to report that this trend has continued in September and October and is confident of a satisfactory outcome for the year. For further information please contact: Mike Handley, McBride plc 01494 607 053 Andrew Dowler, Financial Dynamics 020 7831 3113


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