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

Holding in Company

section 67 notice

Mr James Ferguson
Via Email: announcements@ise.ie
Operations Manager
The Irish Stock Exchange
28 Anglesea Street
Dublin 2
1 August, 2012

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
31 July, 2012

Notification Date
1 August, 2012

Shareholder
Gallagher Holdings Limited

No. Shares
11,098,081

% of Issued Share Capital
51.6%

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