Redemption or Purchase of Own Shares out of Capital

2003-02-242003-02-212003-03-05Companies Act 1985TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

(Company No 65561) The above-named Company (“the Company”) has approved a payment out of capital for the purpose of purchasing 44,146 of its own Ordinary Shares of £1 each. The amount of the permissible capital payment for the shares in question is £44,176 and the date of the Resolution for payment out of the capital was 21 February 2003. The Statutory Declaration of the Directors of the Company and the Auditors’ report, required by section 173 of the Companies Act 1985, are available for inspection at the Company’s registered office at Elothas Leatherworks, Stoney Battery, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 4TN. Any Creditor of the Company may, at any time within the 5 weeks immediately following the date of the Resolution for payment out of capital, apply to the Court, under section 176 of the Companies Act 1985, for an Order prohibiting the payment. By Order of the Board. R H Gelder, Secretary 24 February 2003.