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Monday 20 December, 1999

Mansfield Brewery.

Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries Offer Extended

Mansfield Brewery PLC
20 December 1999


Mansfield Brewery plc ('Mansfield Brewery')


The Trustees of the F B Baily Thomas Provident Fund, who hold 12,033,344
Mansfield Brewery Shares, representing 18.4% of Mansfield Brewery's existing
issued share capital, have informed the Board that they have been successful
in obtaining the sanction of the High Court for the acceptance by the
Trustees of the Offer for their shareholding in Mansfield Brewery made on
behalf of W&DB (Finance) PLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wolverhampton
& Dudley Breweries PLC ('W&DB').

On 13 December 1999 W&DB announced that by 3.00pm on Friday 10 December 1999,
the  First Closing Date of the Offer, valid acceptances had been received  in
respect of a total of 45,141,584 Mansfield Shares, representing approximately
69.0  per  cent. of the issued share capital of Mansfield.  This  total  does
not  include  the 12,033,344 Mansfield Shares held by the F  B  Baily  Thomas
Provident  Fund.  W&DB also announced that the Offer, including the  Mix  and
Match  Election and the Loan Note Alternative, had been extended until 3.00pm
on Tuesday 4 January 2000.

The  Board  of  Mansfield  Brewery continues to recommend  that  shareholders
accept the Offer.


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