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Friday 17 February, 2006

StevensCapMgmt

Rule 8.3 - First Technology plc

Stevens Capital Management LP
                  

FORM 8.3

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

(Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing  (Note 1)                           Stevens
                                                            Capital
                                                            Management
                                                            LP
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Company dealt in                                           First
                                                            Technology
                                                            plc
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Class of relevant security to which the dealings being     Common
 disclosed relate (Note 2)                                  Shares
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Date of dealing                                            16 February
                                                            2006
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2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE

(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant
security dealt in (Note 3)
                                                      Long      Short
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                                                 Number         Number


                                                  (%)




                                                                 (%)
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(1) Relevant securities
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(2) Derivatives (other than options)             1,012,359 1.34     0
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(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
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Total                                            1,012,359 1.34     0
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(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other
than the class dealt in (Note 3)
               Class of relevant security:                 Long Short
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                                                          NumberNumber






                                                           (%)
                                                                 (%)
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(1) Relevant securities                                     N/A
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(2) Derivatives (other than options)
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(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
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Total
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(c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:                                    Details
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                                                           N/A
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3. DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a) Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale                                        Number of  Price
                                                      securities per
                                                                 unit
                                                                 (Note
                                                                 5)
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                                                 N/A
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(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Product name,                              Long/shortNumber of  Price
e.g. CFD                                    (Note 6)  securities per
                                                      (Note 7)   unit
                                                                 (Note
                                                                 5)
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Total Return Equity Swap                   Long           1,200 £3.80
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(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product   Writing,    Number of  ExerciseType, e.g.ExpiryOption money
 name,     selling,    securitiesprice    American,date  paid/received
e.g. call  purchasing, to which           European        per unit
 option    varying     the option         etc.            (Note 5)
           etc.        relates
                       (Note 7)
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      N/A
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(ii) Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option                     Number of  Exercise
                                                    securities price
                                                               per
                                                               unit
                                                               (Note
                                                               5)
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                                               N/A
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(d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)

Nature of transaction (Note 8)                     DetailsPrice per
                                                           unit (if
                                                           applicable)
                                                           (Note 5)
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                                               N/A
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4. OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between
 the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting
 rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on
 this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or
 disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred
 to on this form is referenced.  If none, this should be stated.
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NONE
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Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) YES

Date of disclosure                                       17 February
                                                          2006
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Contact name                                             Jeffrey W.
                                                          Cameron
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Telephone number                                         610.971.5000
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If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which
 connected                                                        N/A
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If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)          N/A
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Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8

DETAILS OF OPEN POSITIONS

(This form should be attached to Form 8.1, Form 8.1(b)(ii) or Form 8.3, as
appropriate)

OPEN POSITIONS (Note 1)

Product name,            Written orNumber of  ExerciseType, e.g.Expiry
e.g. call option          purchased securities price   American, date
                                    to which   (Note   European
                                    the option 2)      etc.
                                    or
                                    derivative
                                    relates
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Total Return Equity Swap Purchased                    Cash
                                                       Settled
                                                       Equity
                                    1,012,359     N/A  Swap       N/A
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Notes

1. Where there are open option positions or open derivative positions (except
for CFDs), full details should be given. Full details of any existing agreements
to purchase or to sell should also be given on this form.

2. For all prices and other monetary amounts, the currency must be stated.

For details of the Code's dealing disclosure requirements, see Rule 8 and its
Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

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