Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).

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  • FETransmission.com
  • Investegate.co.uk
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  • Trustnetoffshore.com
  • Trustnetmiddleeast.com

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.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?

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.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.

COOKIES

In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

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.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

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.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

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.

ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CORRECTION

We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

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.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

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.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

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.

OTHER WEBSITES

Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

CONTACT

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Thursday 18 May, 2006

Xansa PLC

Xansa plc: Lawson Renewal

Xansa PLC
18 May 2006

18 May 2006



                                     Xansa

                  Partnership renewal from Lawson Software for
                          offshore development centre

   Offering product and customer initiatives through improved ways of working

Xansa, the outsourcing and technology company, and Lawson Software, a leading
provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, are pleased to
announce that Lawson is renewing its partnership with Xansa for software product
maintenance.  The three year renewal builds upon the existing partnership under
which Xansa manages Lawson's product maintenance services via an offshore
development centre (ODC) at its facilities in Chennai.

In 2004 Lawson identified the need for a high quality offshore partner to
maintain, enhance and support its ERP product suite.  The aim of the partnership
was to bring reduced annual maintenance costs and enhanced delivery
capabilities, whilst fulfilling stringent security requirements and successfully
transitioning product knowledge in extremely tight timeframes.

On being awarded the contract, Xansa established a dedicated ODC of around 70
people which has since grown to approximately 100 people today.  This provided
the resources and infrastructure to perform product support, maintenance and
enhancement services.  Xansa and Lawson worked jointly on defining, implementing
and managing the environment required to perform the software maintenance and
enhancement work.  In addition Xansa provided business process consulting
services to help Lawson to align their product development unit with Capability
Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) standards.

Working with Xansa has helped Lawson to reduce the cost of product maintenance,
improve quality and turnaround times, enabling them to reinvest in critical
research and development.  The ODC has also helped Lawson to reduce time to
market for new product releases and achieve higher customer satisfaction by
responding faster on maintenance fixes.

Commenting on the announcement, John Mulchrone, VP, Product Development, Lawson
said:

"We initially selected Xansa because of their experience, commitment to quality
and strong foundation of long-term customer relationships.  Throughout this
partnership Xansa has continued to demonstrate these attributes, delivering good
quality services in tight timescales.  Working with Xansa has enabled us to
reduce the costs of the service whilst improving quality and increasing the
speed at which we can go to market.  The ODC has also freed up our technical
resource to focus on new initiatives and new products."

Commenting on the announcement, Alistair Cox, Chief Executive Xansa, said:

"Xansa has been able to make a real difference to Lawson and its customers and
we are delighted by their decision to renew their partnership with us.  Results
to date are a testament to this partnership, clearly demonstrating how we can
leverage our significant offshore operations to serve customers globally,
without the need for extensive local infrastructure.  We will continue to
utilise the best offshore opportunities to enable Lawson to do even more with
their business in the future."



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Contacts

Gordon Stuart                               Giles Sanderson, James Melville-Ross
Finance Director, Xansa                     Financial Dynamics
Tel : + 44 (0)8702 416181                   Tel : + 44 (0)20 7831 3113



About Xansa

Xansa is an outsourcing and technology company. Committed to delivering
guaranteed business outcomes through a combination of technology and process
expertise, Xansa gives its clients the freedom to do more with their business.
Strong relationships, commercial innovation and an integrated Indian delivery
capability ensure that Xansa drives real and long-term cost reductions,
performance improvements and new ways of working tailored to each client. The
services Xansa provides are Business and Technology Consulting, IT
Implementation, IT Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing. Head-quartered
in Reading, Berkshire, Xansa is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: XAN)
and has over 6,800 people in the UK and India.

About Lawson Software

Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,000 customers in
manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40
countries. Lawson's solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Supply
Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship
Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Asset Management and
industry-tailored applications. Lawson solutions help customers simplify their
businesses or organizations by streamlining processes, reducing costs and
enhancing business or operational performance. Lawson is headquartered in St.
Paul, Minn., and has offices around the world. Visit Lawson online at
www.lawson.com.




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