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Tuesday 12 February, 2008

Alphameric PLC


Alphameric PLC
12 February 2008

                                                                12 February 2008
                                 Alphameric plc

                         ('Alphameric' or 'the Group')

               £2.5 million Contract Extension with Costa Coffee

Alphameric, the provider of software solutions for the Leisure and Hospitality
sectors, announces that Costa Coffee has extended its current contract with
Alphameric Hospitality for a further two years from March 2009 to March 2011.
The contract extension has an expected value in excess of £2.5 million.

Under the agreement Alphameric Hospitality will continue to deliver Caterwide,
its web based ERP solution, together with tilling and services to Costa's
existing and planned new shops in the UK and Ireland.

The contract, originally awarded to Alphameric Hospitality in 2002, covers web
based ordering, stock control, MIS, cash management, EPOS tilling and a web
based time and attendance module.

Ben Wishart, CIO of Whitbread (parent company of Costa Coffee), said,

'For five years, Alphameric Hospitality has provided us with reliable and stable
solutions for our ordering, stock control and tilling. During this time
Alphameric has helped us resolve some important business issues within the
outlets and head office for management information and additional solutions
within the outlets. The Alphameric team has performed an excellent job from
training through to implementation and support throughout a period of sustained
expansion and we are delighted to extend this relationship.'

Alan Morcombe, Chief Executive of Alphameric, commented,

'We are delighted to have extended our relationship with Costa Coffee. We have
now supplied business critical systems to Costa for 5 years and see this latest
extension as endorsement of the success of our long term partnerships with our
clients in building our Hospitality business. Caterwide, our web based
Enterprise Resource Planning solution, continues to deliver substantial
operational efficiencies and financial benefits for our clients. More than ever,
retailers wish to employ solutions that give real tangible payback on the cost
of investment through the achievement of increased business efficiency and
profit improvement. While Caterwide offers clear benefits for outlet managers,
it is also providing measurable results across the Costa business.'

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For further information, please contact:
Alphameric plc
Alan Morcombe, Group Chief Executive                               01483 293 971

Weber Shandwick Financial
Nick Oborne                                                        020 7067 0700

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