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Tuesday 16 November, 2004

Moet Hennessy Invsts

Offer Document Posted

Moet Hennessy Investissements
16 November 2004



Not for release, publication or distribution in whole or in part in, into or
from Canada or Australia

                        MOET HENNESSY INVESTISSEMENTS SA
                       ('MOET HENNESSY INVESTISSEMENTS')

                  RECOMMENDED CASH OFFERS FOR GLENMORANGIE PLC
                                ('GLENMORANGIE')
                           POSTING OF OFFER DOCUMENT


Moet Hennessy Investissements announces that the Offer Document in relation to
the Offers, being made by Lazard & Co., Limited on behalf of Moet Hennessy
Investissements outside the United States, and by Moet Hennessy Investissements
in the United States, which were announced on 20 October 2004, is being posted
to Glenmorangie Shareholders today, together with the Forms of Acceptance.

In respect of Glenmorangie Shares held in certificated form, Forms of Acceptance
should be completed, signed and returned in accordance with the instructions set
out in the Offer Document and in the Forms of Acceptance, so as to be received
as soon as possible, and in any event, not later than 3.00 p.m. (London time) on
7 December 2004. Acceptances in respect of uncertificated Glenmorangie shares
should be made electronically through CREST so that the TTE instruction settles
not later than 3.00 p.m. (London time) on 7 December 2004.

Glenmorangie Shareholders may obtain copies of the Offer Document and Forms of
Acceptance from the Receiving Agent, Capita IRG Plc (Corporate Actions, PO Box
166, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 4TH) during normal
business hours.


PRESS ENQUIRIES:

 Glenmorangie                                         Tel: +44 (0) 1506 852 929 
 Keith Edelman
 Paul Neep
 Iain Hamilton

 Rothschild (Financial adviser to Glenmorangie)       Tel: +44 (0) 20 7280 5000
 Alex Midgen
 Ed Welsh

 Moet Hennessy                                        Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 13 22 22
 Chris Hollis

 Michel Calzaroni / Olivier Labesse (DGM)             Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 70 11 89
 Hugh Morrison (M: Communications)                    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7153 1534

 Lazard (Financial adviser to Moet Hennessy)
 Paris                                                Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 13 01 11
 Georges Ralli
 Alexandra Soto

 London                                               Tel: +44 (0) 20 7187 2000
 William Rucker
 Nicholas Hill

 Capita (Receiving Agent)
 Within the UK                                        Tel: 0870 162 3121
 Outside the UK                                       Tel: +44 (0) 208 639 2157


Terms defined in the Offer Document have the same meaning in this announcement.


The Offers, including the Loan Note Alternatives, are not being made in or into,
and are not capable of acceptance in or from, Canada or Australia. Custodians,
nominees and trustees should observe these restrictions and should not send or
distribute documents in or into Canada or Australia.

The Loan Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under or offered in
compliance with applicable securities laws of any state, province, territory or
jurisdiction of Canada, Australia, France or Japan and the relevant clearances
have not been, and will not be, obtained from the securities commission of any
province of Canada, and no prospectus has been lodged with, or registered by,
the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the French securities
authorities or the Japanese Ministry of Finance. Accordingly, the Loan Notes may
not (unless an exemption under the relevant securities laws is applicable) be
offered, sold, resold, delivered or transferred, directly or indirectly, in or
into Canada, Australia, France or Japan or any other jurisdiction if to do so
would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of, or require registration
thereof in, such jurisdiction or to, or for the account or benefit of, a person
located in Canada, Australia, France or Japan. In accordance with article L.
211-4 of the French Code monetaire et financier, securities such as the Loan
Notes, which are governed by French law and are in materialised form, must be
issued outside France. Accordingly, the Loan Notes may not be offered or sold,
directly or indirectly, in France.

Rothschild is acting exclusively for Glenmorangie and no-one else in connection
with the Offers and will not be responsible to anyone other than Glenmorangie
for providing the protections afforded to clients of Rothschild nor for
providing advice in relation to the Offers.

Lazard is acting exclusively for Moet Hennessy Investissements and Moet Hennessy
and no-one else in connection with the Offers and will not be responsible to
anyone other than Moet Hennessy Investissements and Moet Hennessy for providing
the protections afforded to clients of Lazard nor for providing advice in
relation to the Offers.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or invitation to purchase
any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction.


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