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Thursday 02 March, 2006

BearStearns IntTrad

Rule 8.3- (First Tech)

Bear Stearns Intl. Trading Ltd
02 March 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)                     Bear Stearns & Co Inc
Company dealt in                                     First Technology Plc
Class of relevant security to which the dealings     Ordinary
being disclosed relate (Note 2)
Date of dealing                                      01/03/2006



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              4,489,721          5.95%
(2) Derivatives (other than                                         503,201.  0.676%
options)

(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell
Total                              4,489,721            5.95%       503,201   0.676%




(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           Currency   Price per unit (Note
              Securities                     5)
      S       66480                  GBP     378









 (b)       Derivatives transactions (other than options)
 Product    Long/   Number of  Currency  Price per
  name,     short   securities             unit
e.g. CFD  (Note 6)   (Note 7)            (Note 5)
          Long      66,480     GBP          378

CFD





(c)        Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying


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




(ii)        Exercising


Product name, e.g. Number of securities     Exercise price per unit (Note 5)
call option




(d)        Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)


Nature of transaction (Note 8)     Details              Price per unit (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.



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Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)
            NO




Date of disclosure                                 02/03/2006

Contact name                                       Emma Braham

Telephone number                                   020 7516 6625

If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with   N/A
which connected
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection     N/A
(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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