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Friday 24 August, 2007

Over-allotment option Group PLC
24 August 2007

Not for release, distribution or publication directly or indirectly into the
United States, Australia, Canada or Japan.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            24 AUGUST 2007

                       EXERCISE OF OVER-ALLOTMENT OPTION Group PLC ('') announces that Credit
Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, acting as stabilising manager in connection
with the initial public offering of's ordinary shares
('Global Offer'), gave notice on 24 August 2007 to exercise its over-allotment
option in respect of 1,367,639 ordinary shares currently owned by Simon Nixon.
All of the proceeds from the sale of these ordinary shares will be received by
Simon Nixon who will continue to own 270,538,243 ordinary shares (approximately
54.5 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital in

Including the exercise of the over-allotment option, the total size of the
Global Offer was 216,524,639 ordinary shares or approximately £368,091,886.

The stabilisation period ends on 25 August 2007. Further details of the
over-allotment arrangements are set out in's prospectus
dated 11 July 2007, as supplemented by its pricing statement dated 26 July 2007.



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Paul Doughty, Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Cowen Wright, Head of Public 
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George Maddison
Antony Isaacs
Chris Byrne


This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an
offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or to subscribe for, ordinary
shares to any person in any jurisdiction and is not for distribution or
publication into or in directly or indirectly the United States, Australia,
Canada or Japan or any jurisdiction where to do so would be unlawful.

The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under
the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act'), or
the laws of any state of the United States. The securities may not be offered,
sold or otherwise transferred within the United States except pursuant to an
exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration
requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws. There will be no
public offering of securities in the United States. The securities offered and
sold outside the United States are being offered in reliance on Regulation S
under the Securities Act.

Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) and UBS Limited, each of
which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FSA, are acting
for and no one else in connection with the Global Offer and
will not be responsible to anyone other than for providing
the protections afforded to their respective clients, nor for providing advice
in relation to the Global Offer, the contents of this announcement, or any
transaction or arrangement referred to herein.

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