Re: VHE Hldgs PLC-replacement

18 September 2001

18 September 2001

Technical Release

The issuer advises that the following replaces the Re: VHE Holdings PLC
announcement released today at 13:05 under RNS number 1903K.

All references to Montpellier Group in the table should have read VHE
Holdings. All other details remain the same; the full amended text appears

          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          VHE Holdings (UK 0929194) will be   19 September 2001
All-Small     deleted.

FTSE          VHE Holdings will be deleted.       19 September 2001

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