Abbey plc: New Homes, Property Developers, Construction, Builders

Shareholding: Gallagher Holdings Ltd

S67-Gallagher-17-10.pdf

Mr James Ferguson
Operations Manager
The Irish Stock Exchange
28 Anglesea Street
Dublin 2
Via Email: announcements@ise.ie

18 October 2011

REGULATORY NEWS SERVICE NUMBER : 423007

Dear Mr Ferguson

We have received notification pursuant to section 67 of the Companies Act 1990 of the following interest in the issued share capital of Abbey plc.

Effective Date
17.10.2011

Notification Date
18.10.2011

Shareholder
Gallagher Holdings Limited

No. Shares
10,166,544

% of Issued Share Capital
46.10%

I would confirm that the shareholder has not acquired any further ordinary shares in Abbey plc over the 10,166,544 previously advised. Their percentage holding has increased following the recent buying of 50,000 ordinary shares by Abbey plc of its own shares on 17 October 2011.

Yours sincerely For and on behalf of ABBEY PLC
David J Dawson
Company Secretary