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Tomkinsons PLC (TMKN)


Monday 20 September, 1999

Tomkinsons PLC

Result of Gaskell PLC EGM

20 September 1999

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

Gaskell PLC
Recommended Offer for Tomkinsons plc

At the Extraordinary General Meeting of Gaskell held earlier today, a
resolution was duly passed to, inter alia, approve the acquisition of
Tomkinsons and to give the directors of Gaskell authority to allot relevant
shares in respect of the Offer.

The first closing date of the Offer is 3:00pm on Friday, 24 September 1999,
after which time a further announcement will be made setting out the level of
acceptances received as at that date.

Ted Andrew, Chairman       01282 778027
Gaskell PLC

Paul Simpson       0161 827 3800
N M Rothschild & Sons Limited

Ian Hunter       0121 631 2299
Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Terms defined in the Listing Particulars and Offer document, both dated 3
September 1999, have the same meaning in this press release, unless the
context requires otherwise.

N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, which is regulated in the United Kingdom by The
Securities and Futures Authority Limited, is acting exclusively for Gaskell
and no one else in connection with the Offer and the matters referred to
herein and will not be responsible to any person other than Gaskell for
providing the protections afforded to its customers or for providing advice in
relation to the Offer and the other matters referred to in this press release.


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