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

December 01, 2009 02:32 ET

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.: AIB UK 3 LP

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) -

Embargo 07:00 1st December 2009

                       Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
                       ("AIB") [NYSE: AIB]
               AIB UK 3 LP (the "Limited Partnership")
(a limited partnership organised under the laws of England and Wales)
                    Notice to the holders of the
     £350,000,000 Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Guaranteed Non-voting
Non-cumulative Perpetual Preferred Securities having the benefit of a
                      subordinated guarantee of
            Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (the "Guarantor")
     (a company incorporated with limited liability in Ireland)
                   (ISIN: XS0257571066) (the "PPS")

Announcement of Non-payment of Distribution which would otherwise be due on 14 December 2009

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Condition 2.8 of the terms and conditions of the PPS that in accordance with Condition 2.4.2 (iii) of such terms and conditions, the board of directors of the Guarantor has resolved that the non-cumulative semi-annual Distribution which would otherwise have been payable in respect of the PPS on 14 December 2009 will not be paid on such date. Please see the announcement titled "Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. - Discretionary Coupon Payments" appended to this announcement for further details.

Registered Office:
AIB Bankcentre
Belmont Road
Middlesex UB8 1SA
Dated: 1 December 2009
For further information, please contact:

Alan Kelly                     Catherine Burke
General Manager, Group Finance Head of Corporate Relations
AIB Group                      AIB Group
Dublin 4                       Dublin 4
Tel: +353-1-641 2162           Tel: +353-1-641 3894


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