Directors Share Acquisitions

27 May 2008

The Company announces that the Directors below chose to accept the issue to them, or their nominees, of fully paid ordinary shares in the Company in lieu of cash bonuses that otherwise fell due for payment on 24 May 2008. The number of shares so issued and the resultant new beneficial holdings held by the Directors are as follows:

Director Shares Issued New Total Percentage of Beneficial Holding Percentage of Issued Share Capital
Mark Abbott 520,000 7,204,806 10.50%
Andrew Hindle 65,000 6,659,232 9.71%
Kenneth Ratcliff 97,500 53,000 0.08%
John Rix 65,000 1,291,333 1.88%
Walter Roberts 65,000 1,091,750 1.59%

The issue price of these shares was 18p (being the middle-market closing price on 23 May 2008, the last trading day before the bonuses were otherwise payable). Application has been made for the new shares to be admitted to trading on AIM with dealings expected to commence on 2 June 2008.

Immediately following the issue of these shares, the total issued ordinary share capital of the Company will be 68,614,340 Ordinary 10p shares.