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

Holding in Company (Gallagher)

section 67 notice 2-8-2012

Mr.  James Ferguson

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

2 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 Notification Date Shareholder No. Shares % of Issued Share Capital
1 August, 2012 1 August, 2012 Gallagher Holdings Limited 11,238,081 52.2%

Yours sincerely

For and on behalf of
ABBEY PLC

David J Dawson

Company Secretary