Re: VHE Holdings PLC

18 September 2001

18 September 2001

Technical Release

          VHE Holdings PLC (UK): Offer by Montpellier Group PLC (UK)

                             Wholly Unconditional
                            Changes in FTSE Indices

Following the cash offer for VHE Holdings PLC by Montpellier Group PLC being
declared wholly unconditional, FTSE announces the following changes:

INDEX        CHANGE                                EFFECTIVE FROM START OF
                                                   TRADING ON:

FTSE         Montpellier Group (UK 0929194) will   19 September 2001
All-Small    be deleted.

FTSE         Montpellier Group will be deleted.    19 September 2001

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