Annual Report and Financial Statements and Notice of Annual General Meeting

11 April 2008

The Company will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 11.30 am on 16 May 2008 at the Lincoln Centre, 18 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3ED.  

Two copies of each of the documents listed below have been submitted to the Financial Services Authority (the "FSA"):  

1, The Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 52 weeks ended 29 December 2007;  

2, Chairman's Explanatory Letter and Notice of Annual General Meeting;  

3, The Form of Proxy; and  

4, The Company's proposed new Articles of Association (noting the alterations proposed pursuant to Resolutions 10 and 11 set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting).  

These documents will shortly be available for inspection at the FSA's Document Viewing Facility which is situated at:  

The Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HS  

The Annual Report and Financial Statements 2007 and Chairman's Explanatory Letter and Notice of Annual General Meeting  are available on the Company's website at    



Caroline Bishop, Company Secretary: +44 (0)207 535 1140
Brunswick (Anna Jones) +44 (0)207 404 5959


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