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Tuesday 10 June, 2008

ABN AMRO BANK N.V.

EGM Statement

ABN AMRO BANK N.V.
                  

                                  FORM 38.5(b)

                 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS

            WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS, OR WITH RI STATUS

                  BUT NOT DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

                       (Rule 38.5(b) of the Takeover Code)

1. KEY INFORMATION

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Name of exempt principal trader           ABN AMRO BANK N.V. London Branch (Subsidiary of RFS Holding
                                           N.V.)
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Company dealt in                          Thus Group Plc
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Class of relevant security to which the   ORD GBP 0.25
 dealings being disclosed relate (Note 1)
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Date of dealing                           9 June 2008
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2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE

(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant
security dealt in (Note 2)

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                                          Long                          Short
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                                          Number (%)                    Number (%)
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(1) Relevant securities                   0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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(2) Derivatives (other than options)      0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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(3) Options and agreements to
 purchase/sell                            0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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Total                                     0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other
than the class dealt in (Note 2)

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Class of relevant security:               Long                          Short
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                                          Number (%)                    Number (%)
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(1) Relevant securities                   0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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(2) Derivatives (other than options)      0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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(3) Options and agreements to
 purchase/sell                            0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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Total                                     0 (0%)                        0 (0%)
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(c) Rights to subscribe (Note 2)

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Class of relevant security:               Details
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3. DEALINGS (Note 3)

(a) Purchases and sales

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Purchase/sale                      Number of securities              Price per unit (Note 4)
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Sale                               1,276                             1.5875 GBP
Sale                               4,822                             1.5900 GBP
Sale                               5,249                             1.5925 GBP
Sale                               6,253                             1.5950 GBP
Sale                               566                               1.5975 GBP
Sale                               3,762                             1.6000 GBP
TOTAL:                             21,928
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(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

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Product name,       Long/short (Note 5)    Number of securities (Note 6)   Price per unit (Note 4)
e.g. CFD
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(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

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Product name,      Writing,        Number of          Exercise   Type, e.g.  Expiry      Option money
e.g. call option    selling,        securities to     price       American,  date        paid/received
                    purchasing,     which the option              European                per unit
                    varying etc.    relates (Note 6)              etc.                    (Note 4)
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(ii) Exercising

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Product name, e.g. call option     Number of securities              Exercise price per unit (Note 4)
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(d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 3)

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Nature of transaction (Note 7)     Details                           Price per unit (if applicable) (Note
                                                                      4)
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4. OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

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Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other
 person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this
 form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to
 which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated.
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Is a Supplemental Form 38.5(b) attached? (Note 8) YES/NO

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Date of disclosure                                          10 June 2008
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Contact name                                                Fraser Wyeth
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Telephone number                                            (020) 7678 0480
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Name of offeree/offeror with which connected                Cable and Wireless Plc
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Nature of connection (Note 9)                               Corporate Broker
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Notes: The Notes on Form 38.5(b) can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website
at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                

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