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Friday 24 February, 2006

Baillie Gifford &Co.

Rule 8.3- First Technology

Baillie Gifford & Co.
24 February 2006



                                                                        FORM 8.3


    DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
             (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)
 
1.     KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing  (Note 1)   Baillie Gifford & Co   

Company dealt in                   First Technology Plc

Class of relevant security
to which the dealings 
being disclosed relate (Note 2)    Ordinary Shares 

Date of dealing                    23/02/06
 

2.     INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE
 
(a)    Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of 
       relevant security dealt in (Note 3)
 
                                               Long              Short     
                                               Number     (%)    Number     (%)

(1) Relevant securities                        738,969    (1%)
 
(2) Derivatives (other than options) 
                   
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell 
                   
Total                                          738,969    (1%)
 
(b)   Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company,
      other than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:                    Long              Short     
                                               Number     (%)    Number     (%)

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

     

3.     DEALINGS (Note 4)
 
(a)     Purchases and sales
 
Purchase/sale      Number of securities     Price per unit (Note 5)

Sale               35,000                   378.1071p           
 
(b)     Derivatives transactions (other than options)
 
Product name,     Long/short     Number of securities     Price per unit 
e.g. CFD          (Note 6)       (Note 7)                 (Note 5)

               
(c)     Options transactions in respect of existing securities
(i)     Writing, selling, purchasing or varying


Product   Writing,       Number of    Exercise  Type, e.g.  Expiry  Option money
name,     selling,       securities   price     American,   date    paid/
e.g.      purchasing,    to which               European            received                
call      varying etc.   the option             etc.                per unit  
option                   relates                                    (Note 5) 
                         (Note 7) 

                             
 
 
(ii)     Exercising
 
Product name, e.g.     Number of securities      Exercise price per unit 
call option                                      (Note 5)
          
 
(d)     Other dealings (including new securities)(Note 4)
 
Nature of transaction      Details               Price per unit 
(Note 8)                                         (if applicable) (Note 5)
          

4.     OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

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.




Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)          NO
 
 
Date of disclosure                                   24/02/06

Contact name                                         Alan Duncan

Telephone number                                     0131 275 3040


If a connected EFM, name of 
offeree/offeror with which connected     

If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)     

Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk 



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