ANS Group Plc
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August 25, 2009 08:00 ET

ANS Group secures Bolton Wanderers FC contract

                                                                                      25th August 2009
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                                             ANS GROUP PLC
                                                (PLUS)
                                    ("ANS Group" or "the Company")
                                                   
                            ANS Group secures Bolton Wanderers FC contract

Manchester  based technology infrastructure specialist, ANS Group, has been selected  as  a  strategic
partner by Barclays Premier League club Bolton Wanderers (BWFC) to provide the Club with an agile  and
virtual IT environment.

Stage  one  of  the  multi-year deal will target the Club's vital risk management  capabilities.  With
Deloitte's  Annual Review of Football Finance detailing the Club's turnover as increasing  by  16%  to
£59.1m,  making it fifth in the North West revenue league, any problems with its IT infrastructure  or
technology could have a devastating impact.

ANS Group will ensure that BWFC's systems are durable enough to withstand intense use and that, should
any  problems occur, a disaster recovery plan is in place to minimise the effect to the Club  and  its
supporters.

Dave Atkinson, BWFC IT Director commented: "The financial and environmental benefits of virtualisation
is  of  course  very  important, especially during the current economic downturn when  every  business
should  be  considering  how  its IT infrastructure can help them reduce  costs.   However,  of  equal
importance  to  Bolton Wanderers is the increased risk management service offered  by  virtualisation,
which is vital for both the Club and our supporters.

"Should  a  problem occur, we want all systems to be back up and running within seconds  so  that  our
customers  can enjoy a seamless hospitality experience and the impact on our business  is  kept  to  a
minimum.  We are very proud of our systems and our people, and through these developments we  want  to
ensure that our service remains at this high level and indeed continues to improve."

Paul  Sweeney,  managing  director at ANS Group commented:  "Any IT problems will  have  an  immediate
impact on the Club's revenue as well as its reputation for faultless customer service. ANS Group  will
install a virtual system that will eliminate this risk and ensure that the organisation has a platform
from which to grow over the next few years."

ANS Group will also install a virtualisation system at the Club, enabling BWFC to significantly reduce
the  number  of servers it uses to run its operations, saving on power, maintenance and  new  hardware
costs as well as reducing carbon emissions.

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Claire Tennant
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