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Thursday 27 March, 2008

HBOS PLC

Rule 8.3- Foseco plc

HBOS PLC
27 March 2008

                                                                        FORM 8.3



    DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

                        (Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code)



1.         KEY INFORMATION


Name of person dealing  (Note 1)                   HBOS plc and its subsidiaries
Company dealt in                                   Foseco plc
Class of relevant security to which the dealings   Ordinary 25p
being disclosed relate (Note 2)
Date of dealing                                    26 March 2008



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                          2,282,340      (1.371%)
(2) Derivatives (other than options)
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
Total                                            2,282,340      (1.371%)



(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)
Sale                                         8,100                                  £2.938
Purchase                                     148,624                                £2.938












(b)        Derivatives transactions (other than options)


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




(c)        Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying


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



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N/A

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




Date of disclosure                                            27 March 2008

Contact name                                                  Kenny Melville

Telephone number                                              0131 243 8671

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