Holding in Company Amendment

Abbey – section 67 notice 2-8-2012 – Replacement The following announcement replaces that released today at 9:22am under RNS no 1487J. The number of Shares held by Gallagher Holdings Limited is 11,239,081 and not 11,238,081. All other details remain unchanged. The full amended text is shown below. Mr.  James Ferguson Via Email: announcements@ise.ie Operations Manager … Continued

Holding in Company (IG)

IG Notification 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 of the following cessation of interest in Abbey plc: Effective Date Notification Date Shareholder No. Shares % of Issued Share Capital 1 August, 2012 1 … Continued

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 … Continued

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, … Continued

Statement re: Mandatory Offer

Holding Announcement 1-8-2012 Statement re: Mandatory Offer Abbey notes the announcement this morning from Gallagher Holdings Limited (“Gallagher Holdings”) of an unconditional mandatory offer (“Mandatory Offer”) for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Abbey (other than those ordinary shares in Abbey that are already owned by Gallagher Holdings Limited). Following … Continued