The Company received notification today that following the purchase of 54,302 ordinary 1p shares in the Company at a price of 9.5 pence each, Suffolk Life Annuities Limited is now interested in 4,197,018 ordinary 1p shares representing 14.06 per cent of the issued share capital of the Company.

As a consequence of this share purchase, Stuart Gordon, the Finance Director of the Company, now has an interest in a further 54,302 ordinary shares in the Company, taking his total interest to 406,802 shares, representing 1.36 per cent of the issued shares of that class.0700Z