Petitions to Transfer Business

-0.77025552.037233MK9 1ANFinancial Services and Markets Act 2000financial services and markets act 2000The Borough of Milton KeynesThe City of Westminster-0.14063651.524826NW1 3AN2006-07-072006-09-13WC2A2LLMK91ANNW13AN2006-06-142006-09-18The London Borough of Camden-0.11371651.514145WC2A 2LLTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk67832614/1

in the high court of justice

chancery division

companies court

No. 4237 of 2006

In the Matter of

ABBEY NATIONAL plc

and

In the Matter of

YORKSHIRE BUILDING SOCIETY

Claimants

and

In the Matter of

the financial services and markets act 2000

Notice is hereby given that an application was on 14 June 2006 presented to Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice by Abbey National plc ( “Abbey” ) and Yorkshire Building Society ( “Yorkshire” ) for an order under section 111 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 sanctioning a scheme (the “Scheme” ) for the transfer by Abbey to Yorkshire of the business of SAYE scheme administration services and international sharesave scheme administration services, and related deposits.

Copies of the Scheme and a statement setting out a summary of the terms of the Scheme (the “Explanatory Statement” ) may be obtained by any person free of charge on application to Debbie Goldfinch at Abbey at Work, Abbey House, 201 Grafton Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 1AN or sharesaveenq@abbey.com, or by telephoning the helpline number 0870 6000 624 (beween 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday) at any time until the making of an order sanctioning the Scheme. Copies of the Scheme and Explanatory Statement may also be viewed at the offices of Abbey at Abbey National House, 2 Triton Square, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3AN and on the following website until the making of such an order:

www.abbey.com/atwork.

The proposed transfer will result in the relevant sharesave schemes being administered by Yorkshire and the accounts which participating depositors hold with Abbey in connection with such sharesave schemes being held by Yorkshire. The proposed transfer will secure the continuation by or against Yorkshire of any legal proceedings by or against Abbey that relate to rights or obligations in respect of the Transferred Assets and Transferred Liabilities, both as defined in the Scheme. All claims being dealt with before the transfer by Abbey in respect thereof will, following the proposed transfer, be dealt with by Yorkshire. All claims arising after the proposed transfer will be dealt with by Yorkshire.

The application is directed to be heard before the Companies Court Judge at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL on 18 September 2006. Any person who believes that he or she would be adversely affected by the carrying out of the Scheme may appear at the hearing in person or by counsel or solicitor advocate. Any person who intends so to appear, and any person who dissents from the Scheme but does not intend so to appear, is requested to give notice in writing of such dissent or intention and the reasons therefor to Debbie Goldfinch of Abbey at the address set out above or at sharesaveenq@abbey.com by 13 September 2006.

7 July 2006