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Thursday 19 June, 2003

Soldier Limited

Offer Document Posted

Soldier Limited
19 June 2003

19 June 2003

Not for release, publication or distribution in, into or from the United States,
Canada, Australia or Japan

                             Recommended Cash Offer

                                       by

                            KPMG Corporate Finance

                                  on behalf of

                          Soldier Limited ('Soldier')

                                      for

                            Hamleys plc ('Hamleys')



In connection with the recommended cash offer by KPMG Corporate Finance on
behalf of Soldier of 205 pence per Hamleys Share, the board of Soldier announces
that the Offer Document and Form of Acceptance relating to the Offer were posted
today to the Hamleys Shareholders and, for information only, to participants in
the Hamleys Share Schemes.

Terms defined in the announcement dated 17 June 2003 relating to the Offer have
the same meaning in this announcement.

Enquiries:
Gavin Anderson & Company (PR adviser to Baugur)               Tel: 020 7554 1400
Neil Bennett
Halldor Larusson

Soldier                                                       Tel: 020 7479 7313
John Watkinson

KPMG Corporate Finance (financial adviser to Soldier)         Tel: 020 7311 1000
David McCorquodale
Michael McDonagh



The availability of the Offer to persons not resident in the UK may be affected
by the laws of the relevant jurisdiction. Persons who are not resident in the UK
should obtain advice and observe any applicable requirements. The Offer,
including the Loan Note Alternative, is not being made, directly or indirectly,
in or into, or by use of the mails, or by any means or instrumentality
(including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex
or telephone) of interstate or foreign commerce, or of any facility of a
national securities exchange, of the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan,
and the Offer will not be capable of acceptance by any such means,
instrumentality or facility from within the United States, Canada, Australia or
Japan. Accordingly, copies of this announcement and any other documents related
to the Offer are not being, and must not be, mailed or otherwise distributed or
sent in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan and persons
receiving such documents (including custodians, nominees and trustees) must not
distribute or send them in, into or from such jurisdictions as doing so may
invalidate any purported acceptance of the Offer by persons in any such
jurisdiction.

This announcement does not constitute an offer or an invitation to purchase or
subscribe for any securities.

KPMG Corporate Finance, a division of KPMG LLP which is authorised in the United
Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority for investment business activities,
is acting for the Company as financial adviser in relation to the Offer and is
not acting for any other person in relation to such Offer.  KPMG Corporate
Finance will not be responsible to anyone other than Soldier for providing the
protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the
contents of this document or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein.


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