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Wednesday 19 April, 2000

FTSE

Flextech PLC

FTSE
19 April 2000


Technical Release

Flextech PLC: Merger Offer by Telewest Comms. PLC wholly Unconditional
                       Changes in FTSE Indexes


Following the merger offer for Flextech PLC by Telewest Communications
PLC being declared wholly unconditional, FTSE announces the following
changes:


INDEX                     CHANGE                        EFFECTIVE FROM
                                                        START OF TRADING
                                                        ON:
                                                        
FTSE World Index          Telewest (0655452) shares     20 April 2000
                          will be increased by 606m to
                          2,888m.
                          
FTSE World Index Ex-      Telewest shares will be       20 April 2000
Multinationals            increased as above.
FTSE Eurotop 300          Telewest shares will be       20 April 2000
                          increased as above.
FTSE 100                  Telewest shares will be       20 April 2000
                          increased as above.
FTSE 250                  Flextech (0343233) will be    20 April 2000
                          replaced by Chloride Group
                          PLC (0195207).
FTSE All-Share            Flextech will be deleted.     20 April 2000
                          Telewest shares will be
                          increased as above.
FTSE All-Share Ex-        Telewest  shares will be      20 April 2000
Multinationals            increased as above. Flextech
                          will be deleted.
                          
FTSE 350 - Lower Yield    Flextech will be replaced by  20 April 2000
                          Chloride Group PLC. Telewest
                          shares will be increased as
                          above.
FTSE techMark All-Share   Telewest  shares will be      20 April 2000
                          increased as above.



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