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In the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) Companies Court.  No. 002198 of 1999 In the Matter of NATIONAL PROVIDENT INSTITUTION and In the Matter of NATIONAL PROVIDENT LIFE LIMITED and In the Matter of the Insurance Companies Act 1982 Notice is hereby given that a Petition (“the Petition”) was on 26th March 1999 presented to Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice by the above-named National Provident Institution (“NPI”) for: (1) the sanction of the Court under Part I of Schedule 2C to the Insurance Companies Act 1982 (the “Act”) to a Scheme (the “Scheme”) providing for the transfer to the above-named National Provident Life Limited (“National Provident Life”) of the whole of the long term business (as defined by Section 1(1) of the Act) of NPI; and (2) orders making ancillary provision in connection with the said transfer under paragraph 5 of Schedule 2C to the Act. Copies of the Petition, including a print of the Scheme, and a Report by an Independent Actuary pursuant to paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 2C to the Act may be inspected at each of the addresses specified in the schedule hereto during normal business hours for a period of at least 21 days from the publication of this notice. The Petition is directed to be heard before the Companies Court Judge at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL, on 5th October 1999. Any person (including any employee of NPI) who claims that he or she would be adversely affected by the Scheme may appear at the time of the said hearing in person or by Counsel. Any person who intends so to appear, and any member or policy holder of NPI who dissents from the Scheme but does not intend so to appear, should give not less than two clear days’ prior notice in writing of such intention or dissent and of the reasons thereof to the Solicitors named below. Copies of the documents referred to above will be furnished by such solicitors to any person requiring them prior to the making of an order sanctioning the Scheme on payment of the prescribed charge for the same. Herbert Smith, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2HS  (Ref. 2067/2610/30796655) Schedule Part 1 National Provident Life Limited: National Provident House, 55 Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2UE. National Provident Institution: National Provident House, 55 Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2UE; 48 Gracechurch Street, London EC3P 3HH; Embassy House, 60 Church Street, Birmingham BS3 2DJ; Vintners Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BJ; Mansions House, Wapping Road (2nd Floor), Bristol BS1 4NB; 19-31 Church Street (3rd Floor), Epsom KT17 4PF; Minerva House (7th Floor), 29 East Parade, Leeds LS1 5TN; 2 Moorfields (4th Floor), Liverpool L2 2BS; 75 Mosley Street (1st Floor), Manchester M2 3HR; 128 Grainger Street (2nd Floor), Newcastle NE1 5AF; 6 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6HD; 183 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5QD; 24 Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AE; 12 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR; Arliss Court (3rd Floor), 24 Clarendon Road, Watford WD1 1JY; NPI House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff CF2 1DE. Part 2 Austria Coopers & Lybrand, INTER-TREUHAND GmbH, Berggasse 31, A-1092 Vienna, Austria. Belgium PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marcel Thiry Court, Avenue Marcel Thirylaan 216, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium. Denmark PricewaterhouseCoopers, Strandvejen 44, 2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark. Finland SVH PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Keskuskatu 3, FIN-00100 Helsinki, Finland. France Herbert Smith, 20 Rue Quentin Bauchart, 75008 Paris, France. Germany PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deutsche Revision AG, Lise-Meitner-Strasse 1, D-10589 Berlin, Germany. Gibraltar Coopers & Lybrand, ICC Building, Casametes Square, Gibraltar. Greece PricewaterhouseCoopers SA, 268 Kifissias Avenue, GR-152 32 Halandri, Greece. Iceland PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hagvangur hf, Hofdabakki 9, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland. Italy Coopers & Lybrand SpA, Via Vittor Pisani 20, 20124 Milan, Italy. Liechtenstein Coopers & Lybrand, Atkiengesellschaft, Pflugstrasse 20, 9490 Vaduz. Luxembourg PricewaterhouseCoopers, 16 Rue Eugene Ruppert, L-2453 Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Netherlands PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prins Bernhardplein 200, 1097 JB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Norway PricewaterhouseCoopers, Karenslyt Alle 12, N-0277 Oslo, Norway. Portugal PricewaterhouseCoopers, Avenida da Liberdade 245-7, 1250 Lisbon, Portugal. Republic of Ireland PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gardner House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland. Spain Price Waterhouse, Edificio Price Waterhouse, Paseode la Castellana, 43, 28046 Madrid, Spain. Sweden PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kungsgaton 18, SE 111 35 Stockholm.