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Friday 08 November, 2002

Business Post Group

Postcomm Determination

Business Post Group PLC
08 November 2002



                            BUSINESS POST GROUP plc

                       Postcomm determination progressing

Business Post announces that its subsidiary, UK Mail Ltd, has received from the
Postal Services Commission ('Postcomm'), the independent postal industry
regulator, Postcomm's confidential draft proposal for the trading terms
whereunder Royal Mail Group plc would provide access to its facilities for
downstream sorting and delivery for UK Mail's proposed business mail service in
the UK.


Postcomm's confidential draft is subject to, in turn, comments by UK Mail and
Royal Mail Group, review of those comments by Postcomm, contract negotiations
between the two parties, and a period of public consultation on a final proposal
by Postcomm. Postcomm expects to publish its proposed determination for public
consultation by, at the earliest, mid- December 2002.


Enquiries:

Business Post Group plc
  Paul Carvell (CEO)                                    0121-335 1111
  Peter Fitzwilliam (FD)                                01753-706 070

Bankside Consultants Limited
  Charles Ponsonby                                      020-7444 4166




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