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Wilson Bowden Plc (WLB)

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Monday 16 April, 2007

Wilson Bowden Plc

Rule 2.10 Announcement

Wilson Bowden Plc
16 April 2007

                               Wilson Bowden plc

                                                                   16 April 2007

Rule 2.10 Announcement

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, Wilson
Bowden plc ('Wilson Bowden') confirms that it had 94,621,972 ordinary shares of
10 pence each in issue as at the close of business on 13 April 2007.

The International Securities Identification Number for Wilson Bowden's ordinary
shares is GB0009700732.

For further information, please contact;

Robert Douglas
Company Secretary
Wilson Bowden plc                                          Tel:  01530 260 777

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the
'Code'), if any person is, or becomes, 'interested' (directly or indirectly) in
1% or more of any class of 'relevant securities' of Wilson Bowden, all 
'dealings' in any 'relevant securities' of that company (including by means of
an option in respect of, or a derivative referenced to, any such 'relevant
securities') must be publicly disclosed by no later than 3.30 pm (London time)
on the London business day following the date of the relevant transaction. This
requirement will continue until the date on which the offer becomes, or is
declared, unconditional as to acceptances, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn or
on which the 'offer period' otherwise ends. If two or more persons act together
pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to
acquire an ' interest' in 'relevant securities' of Wilson Bowden, they will be
deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the Code, all 'dealings' in 'relevant
securities' of Wilson Bowden by Wilson Bowden, or by any of its 'associates',
must be disclosed by no later than 12.00 noon (London time) on the London
business day following the date of the relevant transaction.

A disclosure table, giving details of the companies in whose 'relevant
securities' 'dealings' should be disclosed, and the number of such securities in
issue, can be found on the Takeover Panel's website at

'Interests in securities' arise, in summary, when a person has long economic
exposure, whether conditional or absolute, to changes in the price of
securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an 'interest' by
virtue of the ownership or control of securities, or by virtue of any option in
respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities.

Terms in quotation marks are defined in the Code, which can also be found on the
Takeover Panel's website. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you are
required to disclose a 'dealing' under Rule 8, you should consult the Takeover

The distribution of this announcement in jurisdictions other than the United
Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore persons into whose possession
this announcement comes should inform themselves about, and observe, such
restrictions. Any failure to comply with the restrictions may constitute a
violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This announcement
does not constitute an offer or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any
securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities pursuant to this
announcement or otherwise in any jurisdiction.

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