ANS Group Plc

March 05, 2008 10:33 ET

Exercise of Options Share Buy Back Directors Transactions

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - The Board of ANS Group, a leading UK Technology Solutions group, announces today a number of changes to its shareholding.

- The Group exercised its options over 528,975 shares held by Employee Benefit Trust at 75p as announced on 8 August 2007.

These shares are therefore now deemed cancelled;

- The Group has purchased 21,659 shares for cancellation at prices ranging from 108p to 110p;

- The Group has issued 22,500 shares options at 107p, which are exercisable on the earlier of 3 years or a share sale;

- On 4th March 2008 Director Martin Bradburn sold 79,997 shares at 75p to fellow ANS Directors and key ANS employees as follows;



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Directors Name Number
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Chris Malthouse 26,666
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Paul Sweeney 26,666
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Ian Hogg 6,666
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Patrick O'Connor 13,333
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Other 6,666
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- On 4th March 2008 Commercial and Financial Director Chris Malthouse
purchased 100,000 shares at 100p from Chairman Scott Fletcher; and

- Staff have exercised 30,000 options at prices ranging from 14p to 30p.

Directors' holdings and shares in issue are as follows:

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Pre Transaction Post Transaction
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Scott Fletcher 4,324,727 34.6% 4,224,727 35.3%
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Paul Sweeney 1,275,000 10.2% 1,301,666 10.9%
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Chris Malthouse 502,678 4.0% 629,344 5.3%
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Martin Bradburn 410,714 3.3% 330,717 2.8%
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Patrick O'Connor 30,000 0.2% 43,333 0.3%
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Ian Hogg 60,000 0.5% 66,666 0.5%
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Directors Holdings 6,603,119 52.8% 6,596,453 55.1%
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Total Shares in issue 12,497,388 11,976,754
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The directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement

About ANS Group

ANS Group is a technology infrastructure specialist in the provision of hardware, software and 24/7 managed services to UK Enterprise businesses. Operating within both public and private sectors, its leading and award-winning solutions are offered in three key areas;

- Security & Identity Management

- Unified Communications & Wireless

- Storage, Storage Management & Virtualisation


Based in Manchester, ANS Group delivers consistently high levels of customer service through all project deployments and ongoing support to its 400 plus client base. Working closely with key partners Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, Microsoft, Novell, and Smart Identity allows ANS Group to offer an unrivalled level of expertise and experience in the multifaceted industry of IT.

Visit us at www.ansgroup.co.uk

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