Mr James Ferguson Via Email: email@example.com
The Irish Stock Exchange
28 Anglesea Street
17 February 2012
REGULATORY NEWS SERVICE NUMBER : 525639
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 Notification Shareholder No. Shares % of Issued
Date Date Share Capital
16.02.2012 17.02.2012 Gallagher 10,166,544 47.08%
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 49,597 ordinary shares by Abbey plc of its own shares on 16 February 2012.
For and on behalf of
David J Dawson