George Wimpey News Announcement

BlackRock Group - Rule 8.3- George Wimpey Plc

RNS Number:4679Z
BlackRock Group
02 July 2007

                                                                        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)          BlackRock Group
Company dealt in                          George Wimpey
Class of relevant security to which the   25p Ordinary shares
dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)
Date of dealing                           29th June 2007


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
                                                                   Number       (%)      Number     (%)
(1) Relevant securities                                             21,655,288   5.401%
(2) Derivatives (other than options)                                  17,700     0.004%   -318,000   -0.079%
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
Total                                                               21,672,988   5.405%   -318,000   -0.079%


(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
                                                                       Number    (%)    Number    (%)
(1) Relevant securities
(2) Derivatives (other than options)
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
Total


(c)        Rights to subscribe (Note 3)


Class of relevant security:                  Details


3.         DEALINGS (Note 4)


(a)        Purchases and sales


Purchase/sale                      Number of securities              Price per unit (Note 5)


Purchase                           13,386                            GBP 5.0175
Purchase                           101,790                           GBP 5.0325
Purchase                           4,196                             GBP 5.0804


(b)        Derivatives transactions (other than options)


Product name, e.g.  Long/short (Note 6)     Number of securities (Note 7)   
Price per unit (Note 5)
CFD

CFD                 Short                   148,000                          GBP 5.0025


(c)        Options transactions in respect of existing securities


(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying


Product name,e.g.   Writing,         Number of           Exercise  Type, e.g.    Expiry    Option money
call option         selling,         securities to which price     American,    
date      paid/received
                    purchasing,      the option relates            European etc.           per unit (Note
                    varying etc.     (Note 7)                                              5)


 (ii)       Exercising


Product name, e.g. call option       Number of securities                Exercise price per unit (Note 5)


(d)        Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)


Nature of transaction (Note 8)       Details                             Price per unit (if applicable) (Note
                                                                         5)


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.


None...........................................................................
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Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)
            NO


Date of disclosure                                          2nd July 2007
Contact name                                                Louise Lyle
Telephone number                                            0131 472 7472
If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which      N/A
connected
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)    N/A

Notes

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


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