First Technology

Rule 2.10 Announcement

First Technology PLC
14 March 2006

Rule 2.10 announcement

First Technology plc ("First Technology" or the "Company")

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, First
Technology announces that subsequent to an issue of 5,760 ordinary shares under
the First Technology PLC US Stock Option Plan, the Company's issued share
capital consisted of 75,414,856 ordinary shares of 10 pence each as at the close
of business on 13 March 2006. The ISIN reference number for these securities is

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