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Barclays PLC (BARC)

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Monday 24 December, 2007

Barclays PLC

Rule 8.3 - FOSECO

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        BARCLAYS PLC
(Note 1)
Company dealt in              FOSECO
Class of relevant security    ORD GBP0.25
to which the dealings being
disclosed relate (Note 2)
Date of dealing               21 December 2007

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       6,459,743     3.88%        422,564     0.25%
securities
(2) Derivatives      347,097     0.21%      1,813,941     1.09%
options)
(3) Options and            0     0.00%              0     0.00%
agreements to
purchase/sell
Total              6,806,840     4.09%      2,236,505     1.34%


(b)  Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other
     than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of                    Long                     Short
relevant
security:

                  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
                                   (GBP)
Purchase      98,800               2.7999
Purchase      25,600               2.7953
Purchase      25,600               2.7953
Purchase      75,467               2.8016
Purchase      2,267                2.8050
Purchase      7,738                2.7650
Purchase      4,890                2.7925
Purchase      1,915                2.7536
Sale          12,195               2.7975
Sale          98,800               2.7994
Sale          3,637                2.7975
Sale          1,915                2.7536
Sale          98,800               2.7999
Sale          2,267                2.8047
Sale          2,267                2.8050
Sale          75,467               2.8016
Sale          25,600               2.7953
Sale          7,738                2.7650
Sale          1,915                2.7536


(b)  Derivatives transactions (other than options)
Product name,  Long/Short    Number of     Price per
(e.g. CFD)     (Note 6)      Securities    unit (GBP)
CFD            Short         25600         2.7952
CFD            Long          1915          2.7536
CFD            Long          7738          2.7645
CFD            Long          98800         2.7994
CFD            Long          2267          2.8046

NB: The below transactions which were previously disclosed have been cancelled
Deal Date  Long/Short Number of Securities Price per unit (GBP)
20/12/2007 Long       7,738                2.7645

(c)  Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)  Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

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


(ii) Exercising

Product name, e.g.  Number of           Exercise price per
call option         securities          unit (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
None
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 December 2007
Contact name                               Geoff Smith
Telephone number                           020 7116 2913
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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