AIB Will Announce Details of Ludwig Investigation Tomorrow

Dublin, IRELAND


DUBLIN, March 13, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) will make an announcement tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, at 7 a.m. local time following the completion of the Ludwig investigation and the consideration of the report by the AIB Board.

Press briefing and conference call details with Lochlann Quinn, AIB Chairman, Michael Buckley, AIB Group Chief Executive and Eugene A. Ludwig are as follows:


 08:30  Investor/analyst conference call

   Tel:  +44 (0) 8700 559 389 or +44 (0) 8700 559 367
   Conf ID: AIB Ludwig findings

   Replay access:  +44 (0) 141 566 8866  
   Client identity number: 503   Passcode 106#

 11:00  Press briefing, Bankcentre, Dublin

   Dial in to listen:  +44 (0) 8700 559 375
   Conf ID: AIB Press Conf

   Replay access:  +44 (0) 141 566 8866  
   Client identity number: 503   Passcode 130#

 15:00  Investor / analyst conference call

   Tel: +1 212 231 6043 
   Conf ID: AIB Ludwig findings

   Replay access: +858 812 6440 or +1 800 633 8284   
   Passcode:  20436757


        

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