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Tuesday 06 August, 2002

Rowan Dartington &Co

Offer Document Posted

Rowan Dartington & Co. Limited
06 August 2002

               British Mohair Holdings Limited ('British Mohair')
         Recommended Mandatory Cash Offer for Yorklyde Plc ('Yorklyde')

British Mohair is pleased to announce that a document containing details of the
recommended mandatory cash offer made by Rowan Dartington & Co Limited on behalf
of British Mohair to acquire the whole of the issued ordinary share capital of
Yorklyde ('the Offer') was been published yesterday. British Mohair is also
pleased to announce that the Offer is unconditional in all respects.

Holders of Yorklyde shares should note that the first closing date for the Offer
is 3.00 p.m. on 27 August 2002.

At the commencement of the Offer period, British Mohair, together with any party
deemed to be acting in concert with British Mohair, held 6,080,000 ordinary
shares in Yorklyde, representing approximately 58.24% of the entire issued
ordinary share capital of Yorklyde.

Accordingly as at 5.00 pm on 5 August 2002, British Mohair owned or has
contracted to acquire the following shares in Yorklyde:

                                                                       Ordinary Shares                     %
Owned at the commencement
of the Offer period                                                          6,080,000                 58.24

Acquired since the announcement
of the Offer                                                                         -                     -

Acceptances of the Offer                                                             -                     -

Total                                                                        6,080,000                 58.24

The directors of Yorklyde unanimously recommend Yorklyde shareholders to accept
the Offer as they intend to do in respect of their own beneficial holdings
amounting, in aggregate, to 1,022,079 Yorklyde shares, representing
approximately 9.79% of the existing issued share capital of Yorklyde.

This announcement for which the directors of British Mohair are responsible, has
been approved for the purpose of section 21 of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 by Rowan Dartington & Co Limited.

Rowan Dartington & Co Limited, which is regulated by the Financial Services
Authority Limited, is acting as financial adviser to British Mohair and no one
else in relation to the Offer and will not regard any other person as its
customer or be responsible to anyone other than British Mohair for providing a
protection awarded to customers of Rowan Dartington nor for providing advice in
relation to the Offer.

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