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Barclays PLC - Rule 8.3 - WIMPEY(GEORGE)

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        BARCLAYS PLC
(Note 1)
Company dealt in              WIMPEY(GEORGE)
Class of relevant security    ORD GBP0.25
to which the dealings being
disclosed relate (Note 2)
Date of dealing               29 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       34,323,027    8.47%        111,508     0.03%
securities
(2) Derivatives            13    0.00%        241,012     0.06%
(other than
options)
(3) Options and             0    0.00%              0     0.00%
agreements to
purchase/sell
Total              34,323,040    8.47%        352,520     0.09%


(b)  Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other
     than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of                    Long                     Short
relevant
security:

                  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
                                   (GBP)
Purchase      389                  5.0660
Purchase      6,223                5.0310
Purchase      345                  Transfer
Purchase      3,956                5.0300
Purchase      4,772                4.9883
Sale          6,415                5.0700
Sale          32,746               5.0300
Sale          4,289                5.0300
Sale          27,135               5.0361
Sale          14,224               5.0300
Sale          32,498               5.0300
Sale          24,870               5.0300
Sale          6,449                4.9923
Sale          10,696               5.0290
Sale          11,975               5.0622
Sale          2,512                5.0300

(b)  Derivatives transactions (other than options)
Product name   Long/Short    Number of     Price per
                             Securities    unit
CFD            Short         4772          4.9882
CFD            Short         6223          5.031
CFD            Short         389           5.066
CFD            Long          6449          4.9923
CFD            Long          10696         5.0289
CFD            Long          83220         5.03
CFD            Long          11975         5.0622

(c)  Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)  Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

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


(ii) Exercising

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


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


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


4.   OTHER INFORMATION
None

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.


Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)                 NO


Date of disclosure                         02 July 2007
Contact name                               BARCLAYS COMPLIANCE
Telephone number                           020 7116 2913
If a connected EFM, name of
offeree/offeror with which connected
If a connected EFM, state nature of
connection (Note 10)


Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk
Data provided by Hemscott Group Limited.
Disclaimer