SOURCE: Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd

July 11, 2006 02:01 ET

Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd announces Major Interest in Shares

Hamilton, Bermuda -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 --

                                  
11 July 2006

                       Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd.

                    Notification of Major Interest in Shares

Hamilton, Bermuda - Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd ("Alea") announced it had
been informed by BACP Europe Fund II, L.P. ("BACP") on 10 July 2006 that BACP's
ownership has declined below 3% of shares outstanding by virtue of a sale on 10
July 2006 of 1,050,000 Alea common shares, leaving BACP with a remaining
interest of 4,182,661 common shares, representing 2.41% of the issued common
share capital of Alea. Alea has 173,710,665 common shares outstanding and has no
treasury shares.

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this paragraph to the Group are to Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. and its
subsidiaries from time to time.




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