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Thursday 09 August, 2001

Maclellan Group

Acquisition

Maclellan Group PLC
9 August 2001

9 August 2001

MacLellan Group plc


MacLellan Group plc announces the acquisition of

Ramoneur Cleaning and Support Services Limited for £5 million

MacLellan Group plc ('MacLellan'), the supplier of integrated facilities
management services, has today completed the acquisition of Ramoneur Cleaning
and Support Services Limited ('Ramoneur') for a consideration of £5 million.

Ramoneur employs approximately 2,300 people and in its last audited accounts
for the 12 month period to 30 September 2000 reported an operating profit (as
adjusted for £0.155 million of non-recurring vendor's costs) of £0.659 million
on a turnover of £20.278 million and had net assets of £1.926 million.
Ramoneur was founded in 1848 and is the oldest established support services
business in the UK. It has its head office in Clapham, South London and its
principal activities include the provision of cleaning and support services to
customers mainly located in the South East of England. The consideration will
be satisfied by the issue of 1,408,726 new ordinary shares in MacLellan to the
vendors together with cash and loan notes amounting to £4,005,459.

Commenting on the acquisition, John Foley, Chief Executive of MacLellan said:

'We are delighted to have made this acquisition because Ramoneur is a well
established, well managed business which operates in an area of the country
where we have traditionally only had a small presence. Ramoneur will continue
to retain its trading identity but we hope in due course to be able to offer
its excellent customer base a wider service offering as a result of Ramoneur
joining a Group whose core activity is the provision of integrated facilities
management services'.

Application has been made for the 1,408,726 new ordinary shares to be admitted
to trading on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange
('AIM'). When issued the new ordinary shares will rank pari passu with
existing ordinary shares. It is expected that Admission will become effective
and that dealings on AIM in the new ordinary shares will commence on 10 August
2001.



Contacts:

John Foley

MacLellan Group plc

01905 744400



David Currie

Investec Henderson Crosthwaite

020 7597 5970