Redemption or Purchase of Own Shares out of Capital

2003-04-222003-03-182003-03-24W1G9LDThe City of Westminster-0.14588251.518461W1G 9LDCompanies Act 1985TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

To Whom It May Concern. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 175 of the Companies Act 1985 that: (1) the Company has approved by Special Resolution passed on 18 March 2003 a payment out of capital for the purpose of acquiring 19,204,429 of its own ordinary shares by redemption. (2) the amount of the permissible capital payment for the shares in question is £19,965,142; (3) the statutory declaration of the directors and the auditors’ report required by section 173 of the Companies Act 1985 are available for inspection at the Company’s registered office at 8 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9LD; and (4) any Creditor of the Company may, at any time prior to 22 April 2003 apply to the Court under section 176 of the Act for an order prohibiting the payment. A Moran, Company Secretary, for and on behalf of Eskmuir Properties Limited.