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

PCA Shareholding

Abbey plc (‘the Company’)

Transaction notification

Abbey received notification on 21 December 2016 from Gallagher Holdings Limited that it holds an aggregate interest in 16,509,185 ordinary shares of €0.32 each which represents 76.69 %* of the issued share capital of Abbey as at 21 December 2016.

*This percentage shareholding is based on a shares in issue figure of 21,525,578 ordinary shares.

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a) Name GALLAGHER HOLDINGS LIMITED

2 Reason for the notification

a) Position/status NOTIFICATION CONCERNS A PERSON(S) CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH A PDMR (CHARLES GALLAGHER – EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND
DAVID GALLAGHER – DIRECTOR)
b) Initial Notification Amendment INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name ABBEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

b) LEI N/A

4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each
date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument Identification code

ORDINARY 32 CENT SHARES
ISIN: IE 0000020408

b) Nature of the transaction PURCHASE OF 376,044 ORDINARY 32 CENT SHARES IN ABBEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
£12.00 PER ORDINARY 32 CENT SHARE 376,044 ORDINARY 32 CENT SHARES

d) Aggregated information — Aggregated volume — Price

N/A – SINGLE TRANSACTION

e) Date of the transaction 2016-12-21

f) Place of the transaction ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MARKET – LONDON

MAR – GHL 21.12.2016