SOURCE: Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

March 29, 2010 07:04 ET

AIB Statement re Press Comment

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") [NYSE: AIB] notes the recent press comment regarding the Financial regulator's assessment of the Irish banking sector's capital requirements. AIB confirms that it is in discussions with the Financial Regulator in order to agree its capital requirements and will update the market with a further announcement once these discussions have been completed.

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Alan Kelly                              Catherine Burke

General Manager, Corporate Services     Head of Corporate Relations and

AIB Group                               AIB Group

Dublin                                  Dublin

Tel: +353-1-6412162                     Tel: +353-1-6413894

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