ANS Group Plc

November 21, 2008 09:45 ET

ANS named as one of the Fast Track Tech Track 100 companies

                                                                                    21st November 2008

                                             ANS GROUP PLC
                                    ("ANS Group" or "the Company")

                                             ANS Tracks up

Manchester based Technology infrastructure specialist, ANS Group, has been named as one of the Fast
Track Tech Track 100 companies.

The listings, published by The Sunday Times in conjunction with Microsoft, ranks Britain's fastest-
growing private technology companies based on sales growth from 2005 to 2008.

Featured alongside household names such as Love Film International and Betfair, ANS Group was
recognised for its substantial average annual sales growth of 35.68 per cent over the last three

The company's rapid and sustained growth reflects it's unified communication offering and has been
boosted by it's strong partnerships with leading network vendor Cisco and server and desktop
virtualisation vendor VMWare.

ANS Group's unique status as the only reseller to have the highly sought after accreditations of Cisco
Gold partner, VMware Gold partner, Microsoft Gold partner, Novell Platinum partner has also helped to
promote the company's placement in the market.

Paul Sweeney, Managing Director of ANS Group commented:  "Being situated alongside other successful
companies and acknowledged by such a well respected industry benchmark not only illustrates our
current strong positioning but also hints towards our bright future.  We are determined and in a good
place financially to weather the current turbulent economic conditions.  Our large public sector
customer base is key in this climate"

ANS provides hardware, software and 24/7 managed services to UK Enterprise businesses, operating
within both public and private sectors. Sales have grown from £4.1m in the 2004 - 2005 financial year
to £10.2m in 2007 - 2008.

A national awards event is being held in London in November for companies ranked on the latest Tech
Track 100 league table.

Meanwhile Scott Fletcher, CEO of ANS will be representing the northwest in the national finals of the
National Business Awards.  He is nominated in the Entrepreneur of the Year category and will be
attending the awards ceremony hosted by Andrew Marr in November.

                 The Directors of the Issuer accept responsibility for this announcement


ANS GROUP PLC                                                               TEL: 0161 227 1000
Scott Fletcher, Chairman

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