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Armour Group PLC (AMR)

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Wednesday 10 May, 2006

Armour Group PLC

Trading Statement

Armour Group PLC
10 May 2006

                                Armour Group plc

                               Trading Statement

In our Interim Statement released on 30 March 2006 we stated that market
conditions were challenging, particularly in our automotive business. The
traditional Easter pick-up in the automotive market has not materialised with
sales below expectations and there are no signs of any immediate improvement.

Our home division continues to perform well and is expected to comfortably
exceed last year results. However, the launch of three key new products has been
delayed until late autumn. As a result, the full year operating profits are now
expected to be lower than previously anticipated. The Alphason acquisition is
settling into the Group well and is expected to meet the forecasts set at the
time of the acquisition.

As a consequence of the above, it is now anticipated that the operating profits
for the Group will be below current market expectations for the year to 31
August 2006.

For further information, please contact:

Armour Group plc                                    01892 502 700
George Dexter, Chief Executive
John Harris

KBC Peel Hunt                                       0207 418 8900
Richard Kaufer

Weber Shandwick Square Mile                         020 7067 0700
Trevor Bass

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