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Thursday 27 July, 2000

FTSE

Thomson Travel Group

FTSE
27 July 2000


Technical Release

 Thomson Travel Group PLC: Offer by Preussag AG Wholly Unconditional
                       Changes in FTSE Indexes


Following the offer for Thomson Travel Group PLC by Preussag AG being
declared wholly unconditional, FTSE announces the following changes:


INDEX                     CHANGE                        EFFECTIVE FROM
                                                        START OF TRADING
                                                        ON:
                                                        
FTSE 250                  Thomson Travel Group          28 July 2000
                          (0270665) will be replaced
                          by Geest (0363781)

FTSE All-Share            Thomson Travel Group will be  28 July 2000
                          deleted.

FTSE CAP All-Share        Thomson Travel Group will be  28 July 2000
                          deleted.

FTSE All-Share Ex-        Thomson Travel Group will be  28 July 2000
Multinationals            deleted.

FTSE 350 - High Yield     Geest will be added.          28 July 2000

FTSE 350 - Low Yield      Thomson Travel Group will be  28 July 2000
                          deleted.

FTSE All-Small            Geest will be deleted.        28 July 2000

FTSE SmallCap             Geest will be deleted.        28 July 2000



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