Director Shareholding

05 August 2008

The Company was informed on 4 August 2008 that on that date Andrew Troup, Executive Director of the Company, exercised 118,246 shares granted under the Executive Option Scheme and sold the shares at a price of 305.5 pence per share. Following this disposal Mr Troup is beneficially interested in 269,266 shares which represents 0.127% of the issued share capital of the Company.