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Thursday 24 July, 2003

J O Hambro Cap.Man.

SAR - ORYX Intnl Grwth Fund

J O Hambro Capital Management Ld
24 July 2003

                                                                      FORM SAR 3



Lodge with a RIS or Newstrack if appropriate and the Takeover Panel.

A copy must also be sent to the company the shares of which are acquired.



Date of disclosure


24 JULY 2003



DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 3 OF THE RULES GOVERNING

SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITIONS OF SHARES ('SARs')



Date of acquisition


23 JULY 2003



Acquisition in (name of company)


ORYX INTERNATIONAL GROWTH FUND LIMITED



1. Class of voting shares (eg ordinary shares)


ORDINARY SHARES



Number of shares/rights over shares acquired


   82,500                              Shares                                                  Rights



If rights over shares acquired, as opposed to the shares themselves, specify
nature of rights






2. Resultant total holding of voting shares (and % of total voting shares in
issue)


1,969,750 SHARES                                     24.3%



Resultant total holding of rights over shares (and % of total voting shares in
issue)


                                                         %



Total percentage


  24.3%



3. Party making disclosure


J O HAMBRO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

4. (a) Name of person acquiring shares or rights over shares






and, if different, beneficial owner






(b) Names of any other persons acting by agreement or understanding (see SAR 5)


NORTH ATLANTIC SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC



Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (3) above






(Also print name of signatory)


BONITA DRYDEN



Telephone and extension number


020 7747 5681



Note.   Under SAR 5, the holdings of and acquisitions by persons acting by
agreement or understanding must be aggregated and treated as a holding of or
acquisition by one person. Note 3 on SAR 5 requires persons who must aggregate
holdings to disclose certain disposals.



For full details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see Rules 3 and 5 of the
SARs.  If in doubt, contact the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, Monitoring
Section.  Tel. No: 020 7638 0129.

Email:[email protected]




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