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 02 July, 2007

National Express

Trading Statement

National Express Group PLC
02 July 2007

                           National Express Group PLC

                            Pre Close Trading Update

National Express Group today reports on trading for the six months to 30 June
2007 prior to entering its close period. We have made a good start to the year
and are trading in line with our expectations.

In Spain, Alsa has experienced good passenger growth in its long distance and
regional coaching operations. Last month's unseasonal poor weather particularly
around key holiday weekends resulted in a weaker revenue performance, however
the first half year's results are expected to be in line with our expectations.
Current bookings indicate a busy summer following increased promotional activity
and the launch of a new loyalty scheme. Further to our announcement relating to
the acquisition of Continental Auto in April, discussions are ongoing with the
Spanish competition authorities.

Our coach division has experienced a strong start to the year particularly on
its airport and short distance routes with passenger growth of 3%. We continue
to develop our network to support major sports and arts events. In April, we
became the official transport provider to the new Wembley Stadium. Since then we
have carried over 10,000 passengers to the venue on our coach services. Forward
bookings across the division for our key summer period are strong.

Our bus division performed well in the period. Overall passenger numbers are up
2%, reflecting the first concerted growth in the West Midlands for several
years. All parts of the business, including London, are delivering positive
results. We continue to work with Centro on the development of a new Partnership
Agreement in the West Midlands reflecting a renewed desire by all parties to
secure further patronage growth.

Our North American operation has enjoyed its best ever bid season securing over
$38 million worth of new contracts including a number of new conversions. In
addition, we have retained over 98% of our contracts. Our outlook for this part
of the business remains particularly positive.

We have enjoyed sustained growth in our trains division with our 'one' franchise
delivering double digit passenger growth and passenger numbers across the
division up by 6% in the first half of the year. We continue to deliver industry
leading operational performance. Whilst the result for the new East Midlands
franchise was disappointing, we await the outcome of the New Cross Country and
Inter-City East Coast bids.

Our results for the six months ended 30 June 2007 will be announced on 26 July 

                                    - ENDS -

• There will be an analyst conference call at 0900 hours on 2 July 2007. Details
  can be obtained from Suzanne Bartch at Maitland on 020 7379 5151.

For further information, please contact:

National Express Group                                      +44 20 7529 2000
Richard Bowker, Chief Executive
Adam Walker, Finance Director
Nicola Marsden, Director of Group Communications

Maitland                                                    +44 20 7379 5151
Neil Bennett/ Suzanne Bartch/Brian Hudspith

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