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Friday 10 September, 1999

Workplace Tech PLC

Offer Extended/Acceptances

WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGIES PLC
10 September 1999

Not for release, distribution or publication in or into the United States of
America, Canada, Australia or Japan. This announcement is not an extension of
a tender offer or an offer of securities for sale in or into the United States
of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.


NTL Incorporated ('NTL')

Recommended Cash Offer For

Workplace Technologies plc ('Workplace Technologies')




NTL announces that by 3:00 p.m. London time on 9 September 1999, NTL had
received valid acceptances of the Offer in respect of 27,158,047 Workplace
Technologies Shares, representing approximately 76.6 per cent of the issued
ordinary share capital of Workplace Technologies. These acceptances include
acceptances pursuant to the irrevocable undertakings to accept the Offer from
the directors and certain other shareholders of Workplace Technologies in
respect of 9,674,179 Workplace Technologies Shares, representing approximately
27.3 per cent of issued ordinary share capital of Workplace Technologies. In
addition, on 23 August 1999, NTL acquired 1,421,698 Workplace Technologies
Shares representing approximately 4.0 percent of the issued ordinary share
capital of Workplace Technologies. Accordingly, NTL now owns or has received
valid acceptances for a total of 28,579,745 Workplace Technologies Shares,
representing approximately 80.6 per cent of the issued ordinary share capital
of Workplace Technologies.

The Offer has been extended to and will remain open for acceptance until 3:00
p.m. London time on 23 September 1999.

Save as disclosed above, neither NTL nor any associate, bank, stockbroker,
financial or other professional adviser (or any persons controlling,
controlled by or under the same control as such adviser) of NTL (other than an
exempt market-maker or exempt fund manager), nor any discretionary fund
manager (other than an exempt fund manager) connected with NTL nor any
subsidiary of NTL or any pension fund of NTL or its subsidiaries held any
Workplace Technologies Shares before the Offer Period or has acquired or
agreed to acquire any Workplace Technologies Shares during the Offer Period.

Definitions used in the Offer Document dated 19 August 1999 have the same
meanings when used in this announcement, unless the context requires
otherwise.


Enquiries:

NTL Incorporated            John Gregg             0171 909 2000/0385 502 161
                            Bret Richter           0171 909 2000/0385 707 885
                            Aizad Hussain          0171 909 2000/0370 811 007
                            Alison Smith           01252 402 662/07788 186 154
                            Will Robson            01252 402 661/07050 094 371

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter  John Krumins           0171 425 5000

Workplace Technologies plc  Andrew Vaughan         01782 210 305

Hawkpoint Partners          Christopher Darlington 0171 665 4500
                            Graham Paton           0171 665 4500
       

Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited ('Morgan Stanley Dean Witter'), which is
regulated by The Securities and Futures Authority Limited, is acting for NTL 
and for no one else in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible
to anyone other than NTL for providing the protections afforded to customers
of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter nor for giving advice in relation to the Offer.

Hawkpoint Partners Limited ('Hawkpoint Partners'), which is regulated by The
Securities and Futures Authority Limited, is acting for Workplace and for no
one else in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone
other than Workplace for providing the protections afforded to customers of
Hawkpoint Partners nor for giving advice in relation to the Offer.

 

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