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Thursday 29 June, 2000

VI Group PLC

Tax Relief Scheme

VI Group PLC
29 June 2000

                                 VI GROUP plc                                 
                   ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME TAX RELIEF                    

VI Group plc ('VI' or 'the Group'), one of the leading CAD/CAM software
designers and distributors, today announces that it has it has received
confirmation from the Inland Revenue that £1.2m of funds raised as part of the
£3.8m flotation in April 1998 are eligible to receive tax relief under the
Enterprise Investment Scheme. As the total raised from eligible investors
exceeds the limit of £1m the relief will be scaled down to 83.7% of the
maximum available.

The Group will be contacting all eligible investors, either directly or via
the appropriate nominees, outlining the procedure for obtaining the tax

Peter Wharton, Finance Director of VI, commented: 

'This is good news for our private investors who may be eligible to receive an
income tax reduction, a deferral of capital gains tax on other share sales, or
a shelter from capital gains tax where VI shares disposed of after being held
for five years. We hope this will encourage many investor to continue to take
a long term view with their investment in VI.'

For further information contact:

Peter Wharton                                      Tel: 01453 732900
Finance Director, VI Group plc