29 December 2010
Application has been made to the UK Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange for a block listing of 4,878,048 ordinary shares of 25 pence each in the share capital of the Company. This block listing relates to the ordinary shares which may be allotted from time to time pursuant to the exercise of conversion rights in accordance with the terms of the Company's 5% Subordinated Convertible Bonds due 2017. Such ordinary shares will, on (or as soon as possible after) the issue or transfer and delivery thereof, trade on the London Stock Exchange and be admitted to the Official List and will, from registration thereof in the name of the relevant converting bondholder, rank equally with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company. Approval of the blocklisting application is expected on 30 December 2010.
J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Michael Wentworth-Stanley/William Simmonds
Tel: 020 7588 2828