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”).


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.

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.

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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.


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.


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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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W.H. Ireland Group (WHI)

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Wednesday 30 November, 2005

W.H. Ireland Group

Pre Close Statement

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
30 November 2005

                              WH Ireland Group plc
                                ('the Company')

                          Pre-close Trading Statement

WH Ireland Group plc, the financial services company which is the parent company
of WH Ireland Ltd, Stockbrokers and AIM corporate finance specialists, and WH
Ireland Financial Services Ltd, the independent financial adviser, is issuing
this trading update prior to the commencement of its close period. The Company's
preliminary results for the year ending 30 November 2005 will be issued in
February 2006. Once again, the Board anticipates being able to report record
results for the year.

The Company has continued to make good progress during the second half of the
financial year, which has seen unaudited turnover for the 11 months to 31
October 2005 increase by almost one-third over the figure for the same period
last year. In this period, funds under management have risen to £361 million, an
increase of 24% since the previous year end.

As anticipated, market conditions in the second half of the financial year have
been less buoyant than in the first half, albeit still satisfactory. As a
consequence, results for the full year will meet market expectations.

The acquisitions that the group has made which have extended our stockbroking
operations have been successfully integrated into the group. Our expanded London
office has moved into newly refurbished premises in the City which provide an
improved working environment, additional facilities and the capacity for further

In July, we purchased a 51% interest in D.J.Carmichael, a stockbroker and
corporate finance adviser based in Perth, Australia. We are pleased with the
performance to date of this acquisition and look forward to building a closer
relationship with our new Australian colleagues.

The financial services subsidiary has also had a record year and is expanding
its operations.

The corporate finance division has again enjoyed a very successful year, having
acted as Nominated Adviser or Broker in 25 AIM admissions and undertaken 13
secondary fundraisings. Work in progress in this area remains strong. We
currently act as Broker to 70 public companies and continue to hold a valuable
interest in the equity of certain companies for which we have acted.

Ultimate Finance Group plc, our associate company continues to make good
progress and declared its maiden profit during the year.

We continue to examine a number of opportunities to expand the business and have
strengthened our management team to be able to take full advantage of
opportunities as they arise.

We remain confident that in stable market conditions the strategy we are
pursuing will deliver further growth in the coming year.

For further information contact:

WH Ireland Group plc, Laurie Beevers Chief Executive        Tel: 0161 832 6644
Biddicks Financial PR, Zoe Biddick                          Tel: 020 7448 1000

                      This information is provided by RNS
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