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Tuesday 12 July, 2005

Lehman Bros.IntlEuro

Stabilisation Notice

Lehman Brothers Intl (Europe)
12 July 2005

Not for release or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United
States or any jurisdiction in which such release or distribution would be

                                  FCE Bank plc

                              Stabilisation Notice

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (contact: Alex Menounos; telephone: 020
7103 5252) hereby gives notice that the Stabilising Managers named below may
stabilise the offer of the following securities in accordance with Commission
Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003 implementing the Market Abuse
Directive (2003/6/EC).

The securities:

Issuer: FCE Bank plc

Aggregate nominal amount: €1,000,000,000

Description: Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate due July 2007

Offer price:  +280 basis points over 2 year mid-swap rate


Stabilising Managers: Lehman Brothers International (Europe) of 25 Bank Street,
London E14 5LE, Dresdner Bank AG London Branch of Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane,
London EC4R 3UX and WestLB AG, London Branch of 25 Basinghall Street, London

Stabilisation period expected to start on: 12 July 2005

Stabilisation period expected to end no later than: 15 August 2005 (30 days
after the proposed issue date of the securities)

Maximum size of over-allotment facility: 5% of the aggregate nominal amount
stated above

Offering Circular:

An offering circular dated 1 October 2004 relating to these securities is

In connection with the offer of the above securities, the Stabilising Managers
may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a view to supporting
the market price of the securities at a level higher than that which might
otherwise prevail.  However, there is no assurance that the Stabilising Managers
will take any stabilisation action and any stabilisation action, if begun, may
be ended at any time.

This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an
invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose
of any securities of the Issuer in any jurisdiction.

To the extent that the offer of the securities is made in any EEA Member State
that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable
implementing measures in any Member State, the 'Prospectus Directive') before
the date of publication of a prospectus in relation to the securities which has
been approved by the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with
the Prospectus Directive (or, where appropriate, published in another Member
State and notified to the competent authority in that Member State in accordance
with the Prospectus Directive), the offer is only addressed to qualified
investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive or
has been or will be made otherwise in circumstances that do not require the
Issuer to publish a prospectus pursuant to the Prospectus Directive.

This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States.
The securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United
States absent registration or an exemption from registration.  There will be no
public offer of securities in the United States.

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