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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email [email protected] in the first instance.

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Monday 18 December, 2006

National Express

Trading Statement

National Express Group PLC
18 December 2006

18 December 2006

                           National Express Group PLC
                            Pre close trading update

National Express Group ('the Group') reports on trading for the year to 31
December 2006, prior to entering its close period. We are pleased to report that
the Group is trading ahead of our expectations.

Alsa is trading well in its first full year as part of the Group. We have
carried more passengers in our long distance coaching division and have been
encouraged by the first use of promotional fares and the level of sales through
the internet. Our urban division has grown with the regular award of new
business throughout the year. It is clear that many growth opportunities exist
within Alsa's core markets.

Our trains division experienced an improved second half with strong passenger
growth across our portfolio. Our operational performance continues to lead the
industry with Midland Mainline and c2c holding the top positions in their
respective industry league tables. We look forward to submitting our bids for
the East Midlands and New Cross Country franchises in February and March 2007,

Our coach division has again performed well. We have continued to invest in our
core scheduled coaching network and in improving our customer facilities. The
introduction of a wide range of yield managed fares has led to passenger growth
of 5.5% in the second half of the year.

In North America our student bus operation continued its progress and start-up
of the new contracts went well. We are optimistic that recent growth rates can
be maintained and anticipate another strong bid season. Over the past two weeks,
we have been impacted by some severe weather across the Mid-West resulting in a
number of days when schools were closed. As announced in September, we are in
discussions relating to the sale of Stewart Airport in New York State. We expect
to conclude these negotiations in the first quarter of next year.

Our UK bus division has delivered in line with our expectations despite
significant increases in fuel costs this year. We continue to work closely with
Centro, Birmingham City Council and the seven district councils in the region to
develop new ways of attracting passengers on to our buses in the West Midlands.
We are pleased with the output from a number of joint initiatives in Coventry
and there has been a welcome return to growth amongst our concessionary

The Group is ending 2006 strongly and we are excited by the number of new
opportunities that present themselves next year. Consequently, we remain
confident about the Group's future growth prospects.

The Group's preliminary results for the year ending 31 December 2006 will be
announced on 1 March 2007.

•        There will be an analyst conference call at 0830 hours on Monday 18
December 2006 - further details are available from Katie Millett at Financial
Dynamics on 020 7831 3113.

For further information:

Adam Walker/Nicola Marsden
National Express Group PLC                               020 7529 2000

Andrew Dowler/Ben Foster
Financial Dynamics                                                020 7831 3113

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