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RECOMMENDED CASH OFFER
by
SKY DIGITAL SUPPLIES LIMITED
a wholly-owned subsidiary of
BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC
for
AMSTRAD PLC
POSTING OF COMPULSORY ACQUISITION NOTICES AND DE-LISTING

 
     
  Following the announcement on 5 September 2007 that the Offer had been declared unconditional in all respects, Sky Digital Supplies announces that, as at 3.00 pm (London time) on 7 September 2007, Sky Digital Supplies has acquired or received valid acceptances under the Offer in respect of a total of 75,339,903 Amstrad Shares, representing approximately 90.42 per cent. of the existing share capital of Amstrad.

As valid acceptances of the Offer have been received in respect of more than nine-tenths in value of Amstrad Shares to which the Offer relates and in respect of more than nine-tenths of the voting rights of Amstrad Shares to which the Offer relates, Sky Digital Supplies will shortly send notices to non-assenting Amstrad Shareholders implementing the procedure set out in sections 979 to 991 of the Companies Act 2006 to acquire compulsorily those Amstrad Shares which have not been assented to the Offer.

The Offer will remain open for acceptance until further notice and remains subject to the terms set out in the Offer Document.

Application will be made to the UK Listing Authority for the cancellation of listing of Amstrad Shares on the Official List and to the London Stock Exchange for the cancellation of admission to trading of Amstrad Shares on its market for listed securities, in each case to take effect on 8 October 2007, which is 20 business days following the date of this announcement.

Terms used in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the Offer Document, unless the context requires otherwise.

 
     
  Enquiries  
 
Sky
Analysts / Investors:
Andrew Griffith
+44 (0) 20 7705 3000
Robert Kingston
+44 (0) 20 7705 3000

Press:
Robert Fraser
+44 (0) 20 7705 3000

Merrill Lynch
(Financial adviser to Sky)

Simon Gorringe
+44 (0) 20 7628 1000
Mark Astaire
+44 (0) 20 7628 1000

Amstrad
Martin Bland
+44 (0) 1277 228888

Rothschild
(Financial adviser to Amstrad)

Robert Leitao
+44 (0) 20 7280 5000

Frank PR
(Public relations adviser to Amstrad)
Graham Goodkind
+44 (0) 20 7693 6966
 
     
  Further information  
 
For further information on Sky and Amstrad, please see www.sky.com and www.amstrad.com, respectively.

This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or solicitation of any offer to sell or an invitation to purchase any securities or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, pursuant to the Offer or otherwise. The Offer will be made solely by the Offer Document and the Form of Acceptance, which contain the full terms and conditions of the Offer, including details of how the Offer may be accepted. Any acceptance or other response to the Offer should be made on the basis of the information in the Offer Document and the Form of Acceptance.

The availability of the Offer to persons who are not resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws of the relevant jurisdictions in which they are located. Persons who are not resident in the United Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicable legal or regulatory requirements.

The release, publication or distribution of this announcement in jurisdictions other than the UK may be restricted by law and therefore any persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the UK should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicable requirements. Any failure to comply with the applicable requirements may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This announcement has been prepared for the purpose of complying with English law and the Code and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions outside the UK.

Any person (including, without limitation, any custodian, nominee or trustee) who would, or otherwise intends to, or who may have a contractual or legal obligation to, forward this announcement and/or the Offer Document and/or any other related document to any jurisdiction outside the UK should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable legal or regulatory requirements of their jurisdiction.

Further details in relation to overseas shareholders are contained in the Offer Document.

Merrill Lynch is acting exclusively as financial adviser to Sky and Sky Digital Supplies and no one else in connection with the Offer and this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Sky and Sky Digital Supplies for providing the protections afforded to clients of Merrill Lynch, nor for providing advice in connection with the Offer or this announcement or any matter referred to in this announcement.

Rothschild is acting exclusively as financial adviser to Amstrad and no one else in connection with the Offer and this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Amstrad for providing the protections afforded to clients of Rothschild, nor for providing advice in connection with the Offer or this announcement or any matter referred to in this announcement.

 
     
 

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