Dividend Declaration (Payment)

Desnoes & Geddes Ltd.(DG) – Final Dividend

The AGM will be on November 27, 2002, at D&G’s Hospitality Centre 214 Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11 at 11:30 a.m. The Directors have approved a recommendation that the company

Trinidad Cement Ltd. (TCL) – Dividend

Directors of the company declared an interim dividend of eight cents per stock unit to be paid on October 11, 2002, to shareholders on record as of September 27, 2002.

Hardware & Lumber (HL) – Dividend

The Annual General meeting is to approve the resolution for the payment of the dividend in the amount of 15 cents per share to be paid on June 19, 2002

First Life – Dividend

The Board of Directors resolved to pay an interim dividend for the year 2002 in the amount of 6.5 cents per stock unit payable on September 13, 2002, to shareholders