Publication of Offering Circular 23 May 2011

May 23, 2011

The following Offering Circular has been approved by the UK Listing Authority and is available for viewing:

Prospectus dated 23 May 2011 (the “Offering Circular”) relating to the £450,000,000 5.625 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2020 and £350,000,000 6.250 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2026 issued by Co-operative Group Limited and guaranteed by Funeral Services Limited, Somerfield Stores Limited, CRS (Properties) Limited and Co-operative Group Food Limited.

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A copy of the Offering Circular has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at:

For further information, please contact

Roger Morgan
+44 (0)16 1827 6776

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