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Holding(s) in Company

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25 May 2007

Notification of Major Interests in Shares

  1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:
    Associated British Foods plc

  2. Reason for the notification (please place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s):
    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( X )

    An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: ( )

    An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( )

    Other (please specify):

  3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:
    Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)

  4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):
    N/A

  5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different)
    23/05/07

  6. Date on which issuer notified:
    24/05/07

  7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:
    Below 3% (L&G)

  8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if
possible using the ISIN CODE
Situation previous to the Triggering transaction
Number of sharesNumber of voting Rights
Ord GBP 0.056826,061,50126,061,501

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Class/type of shares if
possible using the ISIN CODE
Number of sharesNumber of voting rights (ix)% of voting rights
DirectDirect (x)Indirect (xi)DirectIndirect
Ord GBP 0.0568Below 3%

 

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)

Type of financial instrumentExpiration Date (xiii)Exercise/Conversion Period/ Date (xiv)Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.% of voting rights
Total (A+B) Number of voting rights% of voting rights
Below 3%
  1. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)
Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)
Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (Below 3%)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH)
Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (LGAS & LGPL)
Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)

Proxy Voting:

  1. Name of the proxy holder:
    N/A

  2. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:
    N/A

  3. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:
    N/A

  4. Additional information:
    Notification using the total voting rights figure of 791,674,183

  5. Contact name:
    Rosalyn Mendelsohn
    Deputy Company Secretary
    Associated British Foods plc

  6. Contact telephone number:
    020 7399 6500
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