JPMORGAN WORLDWIDE SECURITIES SERVICES ANNOUNCES £6.5 BILLION MANDATE FOR THE ICI PENSION FUND

London, 8 August 2005 - JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services (JPMWSS) today announced that it has been reappointed by the trustees of the ICI Pension Fund to provide global custody and fund accounting services.

JPMWSS has acted as a global custody provider to the ICI Pension Fund since 1998 and also delivers fund accounting, compliance reporting and futures clearing services. The ICI Pension Fund also participates in JPMWSS' securities lending programme.

"The ICI (Main) Pension Fund is one of the largest and most complex pension schemes in the UK and we are delighted to have been reappointed by the trustee board. We see this win as confirmation of our ability to consistently deliver a strong level of performance. We look forward to the continued prospect of working with the fund trustees," said Ramy Bourgi, Business Executive for JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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