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Friday 26 January, 2007

Universe Grp.

Result of EGM

Universe Group PLC
26 January 2007

26 January 2007

                               Universe Group plc

                         ('Universe' or the 'Company')

                                 Result of EGM

At the Company's EGM held earlier today, the resolutions to approve, the sale of
Bellword Sarl to Prime Bureau Limited, and the proposed placing of 6,225,000 new
ordinary shares to raise £373,500 before expenses, were both approved.

The new ordinary shares are expected to be admitted to trading on AIM with
effect from 8.00 am on Monday 29 January 2007.

The Company is aware of the following interests that are or will be held
directly or indirectly in 3 per cent. or more of the total voting rights of the
Company upon completion of the placing and admission:

Shareholder                                  Number of Ordinary         Percentage of
                                               Shares following enlarged Total Voting
                                              completion of the      Rights following
                                                        Placing     completion of the

Ennismore Fund Management Ltd                        12,717,122                17.70%
Ray Mackie                                            8,557,397                11.91%
Singer & Friedlander Investment Management            6,598,279                 9.18%
F&C Asset Management Plc                              4,304,559                 5.99%

Following the placing and admission of the new ordinary shares the Company's
total voting rights will comprise of 71,847,396 ordinary shares being the issued
share capital of the Company.

The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the
calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their
interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company, under the Disclosure
and Transparency Rules.

For Further Information:

Universe Group plc                                 02380 689510
John Scholes, Chairman
Paul Cooper, Chief Executive

Charles Stanley Securities                         020 7149 6000
Russell Cook / Carl Holmes

Bishopsgate Communications Ltd                     020 7562 3350
Dominic Barretto
Fran Read

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange