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IMS and reporting timetable 2008

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9 January 2008

Associated British Foods plc will issue its first interim management statement in accordance with the requirements of the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure and Transparency rules, on Thursday 17 January 2008. The period covered by this statement will be the 16 weeks to 5 January 2008.

The Company will announce its interim results for the 24 weeks ending 1 March 2008 on
22 April 2008. The pre-close trading update will be issued on 25 February 2008. The second interim management statement covering the 40 weeks to 21 June will be released on 10 July 2008. Preliminary results for the year ending 13 September 2008 will be announced on 4 November 2008, with a pre-close trading update issued on 8 September 2008.

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