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Notification of Major Interest in Shares

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6 February 2007

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached (ii):

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: ( )

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): N/A - see Additional Information

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

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv):
n/a

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different) (v):
n/a

6. Date on which issuer notified:
05/02/07

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

8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if
possible using tde ISIN CODE
Situation previous to tde Triggering transaction (vi)
Number of sharesNumber of voting Rights (viii)
Ord GBP
0.0568
31,145,491

(Under S-198 on 29/06/06)
3.93%

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (vii)

Class/type of shares if
possible using tde ISIN CODE
Number of sharesNumber of voting rights (ix)% of voting rights
DirectDirect (x)Indirect (xi)DirectIndirect
Ord GBP
0.0568
26,061,50126,061,5013.29%

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)

Type of financial instrument Expiration 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
26,061,5013.29%

 

  1. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xv):

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) (26,061,501-3.29% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct)

Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGAS & LGPL)

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 shares in issue figure of 791,674,183
    First notification under DTR Sourcebook
  5. Contact name:
    Rosalyn Mendelsohn
    Deputy Company Secretary
    Associated British Foods plc
  6. Contact telephone number:
    020 7399 6500
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