Aviva plc recommended cash offer for the RAC plc (the 'Offer')

Article date: 23 March 2005

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTIONIN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA ORJAPAN

The Offer Document will be available for viewing viaAviva’s website*, although the Offer may only be accepted byreturning a Form of Acceptance or (in the case of uncertificatedRAC Shares) through CREST. The Offer Document is not available forviewing via Aviva’s website by certain overseasshareholders.

Goldman Sachs International and JPMorgan Cazenove Limited, whichare authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FinancialServices Authority, are acting exclusively for Aviva and no oneelse in connection with the Offer and this announcement and willnot be responsible to anyone other than Aviva for providing theprotections afforded to their clients nor for providing advice inconnection with the Offer or this announcement or any matterreferred to herein.

Lazard & Co, Limited, which is authorised and regulated inthe United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is actingexclusively for RAC and no one else in connection with the Offerand this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone otherthan RAC for providing the protections afforded to its clients norfor providing advice in connection with the Offer or thisannouncement or any matter referred to herein.

* View the Offer Document

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