Voting Rights and Capital

In conformity with the Transparency Directive's transitional provision 6 we would like to notify the market of the following:

Castings plc's capital consists of 43,632,068 ordinary shares with voting rights.

The above figure (43,632,068) may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Castings plc under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Statement issued 6 December 2006