SOURCE: Allied Domecq PLC

May 23, 2005 02:28 ET

Allied Domecq PLC - Record Date Clarification

Bristol, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 --

             Revised Announcement clarifying ADR Record Date below

                Allied Domecq - Posting of Scheme Documentation

Not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or
             into or from, Australia or Canada
Allied Domecq PLC ("Allied Domecq") announces that the Panel has granted an extension to the date by which it must post to shareholders the document detailing the Scheme of Arrangement (the "Scheme") by which the recommended offer (the "Offer") by Pernod Ricard S.A. ("Pernod Ricard") will be implemented, (the "Circular"). It is currently expected that the Circular will be sent to shareholders on or around 25 May 2005.

In connection with Allied Domecq's listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE has set a record date of 23 May 2005 to determine entitlement of Allied Domecq ADR holders to vote at the shareholder meetings to be convened in connection with the Scheme.

The Offer is being implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement under section 425 of the Companies Act 1985.

For further information:

Press Enquiries:

Stephen Whitehead, 
Director of Group Corporate Affairs                 +44 (0) 207 009 3927
                                                    +44 (0) 7880 783532

Anthony Cardew, Cardew Group                        +44 (0) 207 930 0777
                                                    +44 (0)7770 720 389
Investor Enquiries

Peter Durman, Director of Group Investor Relations   +44 (0) 7771 974817

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