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Annual Information Update

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23 November 2007

Annual information update for the period from 25 November 2006 up to, and including, 22 November 2007.

Associated British Foods plc ("the Company") is pleased to provide an annual information update, in accordance with the requirements of Prospectus Rule 5.2. The information referred to in this update was up to date at the time the information was published but some information may now be out of date. To avoid an unnecessarily lengthy document, information is referred to in this update rather than included in full.

1. Announcements made via RNS, a regulatory information service

All of the documents listed below were published via RNS, a Regulatory Information Service:

DateBrief description of announcement

22 November 2007

Executive Share Incentive Plan 2003 – announcement of conditional allocation, under the Plan, of 103,494 ordinary shares to George Weston and 71,618 ordinary shares to John Bason, made on the basis of an allocation price of 905.85 pence per share.

22 November 2007

Announcement of £100 million investment in Mali by Illovo Sugar

9 November 2007

Notification of delivery to FSA Viewing Facility of copies of annual report 2007, notice of annual general meeting, form of proxy and shareholder letter

7 November 2007

Notification of major interests in shares from AXA S.A.

6 November 2007

Preliminary results for year ended 15 September 2007

1 November 2007

Directorate changes – announcement that Lord MacGregor and Mike Alexander will not seek re-election as directors at the 2007 Annual General Meeting

14 September 2007

Announcement of the acquisition of a 20% stake in Jordans

10 September 2007

Pre close period trading update

24 August 2007

Announcement of joint venture agreement investment in China’s beet sugar industry with Hebei Tian Lu Sugar Group

3 July 2007

Director share dealing - John Bason, Finance Director, purchased 39 shares in Associated British Foods plc at a price of £8.7899 per share as a result of his participation in the Associated British Foods plc Dividend Re-investment Plan

26 June 2007

Announcement of joint venture with BP and DuPont to build £200m UK biofuel plant.

29 May 2007

Announcement of acquisition of the Patak’s business

25 May 2007

Holdings in Company – notification from Legal & General

24 May 2007

Lord Jay – appointment as a non-executive director of two overseas companies.

26 April 2007

Director share dealing – Tim Clarke, non-executive director, purchased 1,000 shares of the Company at a price of 932 pence per share

26 April 2007

Notification of submission of copies of interim report to Financial Services Authority Viewing Facility

24 April 2007

Interim results for the 24 weeks ended 3 March 2007

19 March 2007

Notification of major interests in shares from Garfield Weston Foundation, Wittington Investments Limited and Howard Investments Ltd – initial notification made under TP7

15 March 2007

Director Declaration – following appointment of Peter Smith, announcement of additional information required under Listing Rule 9.6.13(R)(1)

28 February 2007

Announcement of appointment of Peter Smith as a non-executive director and resignation of Jeff Harris as a non-executive director.

26 February 2007

Pre close period trading update

6 February 2007

Notification of major interests in shares from Legal & General Group Plc

15 January 2007

Director share dealing - John Bason, Finance Director, purchased 78 shares of the Company at a price of £8.325 per share as a result of his participation in the ABF Dividend Re-investment Plan

5 January 2007

Announcement of appointment of Credit Suisse as joint corporate broker

19 December 2006

Executive Share Incentive Plan 2003 – announcement of shares vested in George Weston and John Bason on 18 December 2006 under the Plan

19 December 2006

Voting Rights and Capital – confirmation of the Company’s share capital and voting rights provided in conformity with transitional provision 6 of the Transparency Directive

11 December 2006

Publication of resolutions dealing with special business passed at the annual general meeting

8 December 2006

AGM statement


Copies of the above announcements can be obtained from the Company’s website www.abf.co.uk.

2. Documents filed at Companies House

All of the documents listed below were filed with the Registrar of Companies in England and Wales on or around the dates indicated.

DateDocument filed

24 October 2007

Form 288c recording a change in a director’s particulars

24 October 2007

Form 288c recording a change in a director’s particulars

28 September 2007

Annual Return on Form 363 made up to 27 July 2007

6 August 2007

Form 288c recording a change in a director’s particulars

19 June 2007

Form 288c recording a change in a director’s particulars

25 April 2007

Form 288a recording the appointment of Peter Smith as a director

23 April 2007

Form 288b recording the resignation of Jeff Harris as a director

4 January 2007

Annual accounts filed for the Group made up to 16 September 2006

2 January 2007

Resolutions (1) disapplying pre-emption rights 8/12/06 and (2) authorising allotment of securities 8/12/06


Copies of documents filed with the Registrar of Companies can be obtained from Companies House. (www.companieshouse.gov.uk)

3. Annual and Interim Reports

The Company's Annual Report for the period ended 15 September 2007 and Notice of the 2007 Annual General Meeting (which were filed with the UKLA Document Viewing Facility on 9 November 2007) can be found on the Company's website, as can the Interim Report 2007 published on 26 April 2007.

4. Contact

The Company's Annual Report for the period ended 15 September 2007 and Notice of the 2007 Annual General Meeting (which were filed with the UKLA Document Viewing Facility on 9 November 2007) can be found on the Company's website, as can the Interim Report 2007 published on 26 April 2007.

Paul Lister, Company Secretary

Tel. 0207 399 6513

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