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HANSON CALLS EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

 HANSON CALLS EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
 NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanson plc (NYSE: HAN) has today


called an extraordinary general meeting to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to consider its offer to acquire Ranks Hovis McDougall PLC.
 In view of the size of the RHM transaction, shareholder approval is required. In a letter to shareholders, Lord Hanson, chairman of Hanson plc, stated: "Your directors are confident that the acquisition of RHM is in the best interests of you and your company and strongly recommend you to vote in favor."
 At the EGM, Hanson will bring forward some routine corporate matters that would have been dealt with during the course of next year, including an increase in the authorized share capital; alterations to the Articles of Association regarding the composition of the board and the aggregate remuneration of non-executive directors; and an increase in the amount that can be saved under the Hanson Sharesave Plan following changes in Inland Revenue rules.
 -0- 10/26/92
 /CONTACT: Mickey Foster of Hanson Industries, 908-603-6977/
 (HAN) CO: Hanson plc; Ranks Hovis McDougall PLC ST: New York IN: HOU SU:


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