• Rule 8.3- Mears Group plc

31st December 2009

RNS Number : 8902E
Close Asset Management Limited
31 December 2009

FORM 8.3

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

(Rule 8.3 ofthe City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)

1.KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing(Note 1)

Close Asset ManagementLimited

Company dealt in

MearsGroupPlc

Class of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate(Note 2)

Ordinary

Date of dealing

30December2009

2.INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE

(a)Interestsand short positions(following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in(Note 3)

Long

Short

Number (%)

Number (%)

(1) Relevant securities

1,145,7521.54%

(2) Derivatives (other than options)

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

Total

1,145,752 1.54%

(b)Interestsand short positionsin relevant securities of the company, other than theclassdealt 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)

Sold

2,002

2.723

(b)Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Product name,

e.g. CFD

Long/short(Note6)

Number of securities(Note 7)

Price per unit(Note 5)

(c)Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name,

e.g.calloption

Writing, selling, purchasing, varying etc.

Number of securitiesto which the option relates(Note 7)

Exercise

price

Type,e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry

date

Option money

paid/receivedper unit(Note 5)

(ii)Exercising

Product name,e.g.call option

Number of securities

Exercise priceper unit(Note 5)

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

Nature of transaction(Note 8)

Details

Priceper 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 orrelating to the voting rights orfuture 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

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

Date of disclosure

31December2009

Contact name

Graeme Muir

Telephone number

020 7426 4008

If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected

If a connected EFM,state natureof connection(Note10)

Notes

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

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