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Wednesday 18 April, 2007

D E Shaw & Co LP

Rule 8.3- Wilson Bowden Plc

D E Shaw & Co LP
18 April 2007

                                                               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)                     D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

Company dealt in                                     Wilson Bowden Plc

Class of relevant security to which the dealings     10p ordinary
being disclosed relate (Note 2)

Date of dealing                                      April 17, 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 securities
(2) Derivatives (other than        1,747,113     1.85
options)
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell

Total                              1,747,113     1.85



(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)


(b)       Derivatives transactions (other than options)


Product name, e.g.  Long/short (Note 6)   Number of securities    Price per unit
CFD                                       (Note 7)                (Note 5)




Swap                Long                  1,381                   21.41
Swap                Long                  879                     21.42
Swap                Long                  1,048                   21.47
Swap                Long                  761                     21.49
Swap                Long                  1,965                   21.5
Swap                Long                  2,165                   21.51
Swap                Long                  1,409                   21.52
Swap                Long                  1,209                   21.53
Swap                Long                  993                     21.54
Swap                Long                  491                     21.56
Swap                Long                  1,370                   21.57
Swap                Long                  1,068                   21.6



(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  price     American,  date      money paid/
call       purchasing,   to which              European             received
option     varying etc.  the option            etc.                 per unit
                         relates                                    (Note 5)
                         (Note 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.



None...........................................................................



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




Date of disclosure                                 April 18, 2007

Contact name                                       Stephen Back (Compliance
                                                   Department)

Telephone number                                   +1 212 478-0000

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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