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Thursday 27 November, 2003

BFS Absolute Tst Ld

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BFS Absolute Return Tst Ld
27 November 2003

BFS ABSOLUTE RETURN TRUST LIMITED ('the Company')

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



The Company has been informed by Weiss Asset Management and Weiss Capital
('Weiss') that on 25 November 2003 Weiss bought 400,000 Income shares of 0.1
pence each (as part of Geared Ordinary Units) in the Company on behalf of
various funds under management as follows:


Fund                    Shares Bought    Resultant holding      % of issued share class

Brookdale International 
Partners Fund               292,000           13,387,177                  20.28%

Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund

                            108,000            2,664,318                   4.01%



The total number of the Company's Income shares now managed by Weiss is
16,031,495 shares, representing 24.29% of the issued share capital of that
class.



The Company has also been informed by Weiss that on 25 November 2003 Weiss
bought 400,000 Capital shares of 0.1 pence each (as part of Geared Ordinary
Units) in the Company on behalf of various funds under management as follows:


Fund                      Shares Bought     Resultant holding   % of issued share class

Brookdale International Partners Fund

                                292,000             2,693,427               4.08%

Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund

                                108,000             1,538,068               2.33%



The total number of the Company's Capital shares now managed by Weiss is
4,231,495 shares, representing 6.41% of the issued share capital of that class.



The resultant total voting shares now managed by Weiss is 20,262,990 shares,
representing 15.35% of the total voting shares in issue.





Channel Islands Fund Services Limited, Company Secretary


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