02 May 2005

Foster’s interest in Southcorp now 38.4%

Foster’s Group Limited (Foster’s) announces that its interest in Southcorp Limited (Southcorp) has increased to 38.4% through acceptances into its takeover offer for Southcorp (Offer) and through acceptance instructions held in the Institutional Acceptance Facility established by Foster’s.

Percentage of Southcorp shares in which Foster’s had a relevant interest prior to the Offer

Percentage of Southcorp shares the subject of acceptances under the Offer

Percentage of Southcorp shares subject to the Institutional Acceptance Facility

Total interest in Southcorp shares         38.4%

If Southcorp shareholders have questions in relation to the Foster’s offer, or wish to obtain a replacement transfer and acceptance form, they should call the Foster’s offer enquiry line on 1800 101 769 (international callers should call +61 3 9415 4242).

Further information:

Lisa Keenan
Director - External Communications
Tel: +61 3 9633 2265
Mob: 0409 150 771

Chris Knorr
Vice President - Investor Relations
Tel: +61 3 9633 2685
Mob: 0417 033 623

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