Mr James Ferguson
The Irish Stock Exchange
28 Anglesea Street
Via Email: email@example.com
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.
Gallagher Holdings Limited
% of Issued Share Capital
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