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For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

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We store and use information you provide as follows:

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We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

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We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

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You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


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You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


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Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


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Toad Group PLC (TGP)

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Tuesday 17 May, 2005

Toad Group PLC

AGM Statement

Immediate Release: Tuesday 17 May 2005

                                Toad Group plc                                 

                                (`Toad Group')                                 

At today's AGM all resolutions were duly passed.

                             AGM Trading Statement                             

I am pleased to report that current trading is in line with expectations and
cash flow remains strong. We are looking for further growth in the remainder of
the year from installation revenue within the public transport and hands-free
mobile `phone sectors. We also have several `pipeline' opportunities in

Public transport - CCTV and black box technology

Since acquiring a 24% stake in 21st Century Crime Prevention Services Limited
('21st Century') at the end of 2004 we have increased our holding to 49% on the
back of some very encouraging progress by 21st Century in the first 4 months of
this year. To support the growth of this partnership we have geared up our
engineering resource so that we now have four teams of engineers dedicated to
work on installations of CCTV and black box equipment supplied by 21st Century
to public transport operators such as Arriva's UK Bus Division. We purchased
our stake in 21st Century for £2.4m in cash by way of preference shares which
yield a dividend entitlement of £500,000 per annum. We have an option to
acquire the remaining 51% of 21st Century.

Hands free kits

This business grew significantly in 2004 and from a standing start contributed
over £3m to our sales last year. We are now handling 3,000 installations a
month, most of which come from our contract with UTL who manage the
installation logistics on behalf of Vodafone. Expanding our customer base will
be key to further growth in this business sector.

In addition to these projects we are also looking at a number of other exciting
initiatives and we hope to be able to report on these due course.

In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our
shareholders for their support and the staff of the Group and all our business
partners for their contribution for the year to date.

Peter Ward

17 May 2005

For enquiries please contact:

Peter Ward

Chairman, Toad Group plc

Wilson Jennings

Finance Director, Toad Group plc

Tel: 020 8710 4000

Andy Tan

Hansard Communications

Tel: 020 7245 1100