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Wednesday 20 September, 2006

AWG PLC

Rule 2.10 Announcement


AWG Plc

20 September 2006

                                AWG Plc ("AWG")                                

           Disclosure in accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code            

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, AWG
confirms that it has in issue and admitted to trading on the London Stock
Exchange 142,301,994 ordinary shares of 19181/201 pence each under the ISIN
code GB0033126615.

Dealing Disclosure Requirements

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code"), if any
person is, or becomes, "interested" (directly or indirectly) in 1% or more of
any class of "relevant securities" of AWG Plc, 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acceptances, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn or on which the "offer period"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 AWG Plc, 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 AWG Plc by AWG Plc or by any of their respective "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
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

"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 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 Panel.

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