AFH Financial Group Plc

March 05, 2012 02:00 ET

Winner of PLUS Newcomer of the Year Award

                                                                                               5 March 2012
                                          AFH FINANCIAL GROUP PLC
                                         ("AFH" or the "Company")
                                 Winner of PLUS Newcomer of the Year Award
The  Directors of AFH, a leading Discretionary Wealth Manager and Independent Financial Advisory firm,  are
pleased to announce the Company's award as 'PLUS Newcomer of the Year' at The PLUS Awards 2012, which  took
place at The Mayfair Hotel on Thursday 1 March 2012.

This  was the fifth year of the PLUS Awards, which were set up to acknowledge all PLUS companies and  their
advisers,  recognising their achievements in management, growth and advisory services.  The  judging  panel
comprised  of  advisers,  industry  heads and journalists. The Company was  also  nominated  in  the  'PLUS
Fundraising of the Year' category.

AFH  was admitted to PLUS on 23 June 2011, following a successful subscription raising GBP 1,757,000. Since
June  2011,  the Company has completed  a number of successful transactions and in February 2012  agreed  a
lease  on  new  premises of approximately 15,000 square feet, with an option to take further space  in  the
building if required, just over two miles from Bromsgrove Town Centre.

Commenting on the award, Alan Hudson, Chairman and CEO of AFH, said:

"We  are  delighted to have received the award for PLUS Newcomer of the Year at Thursday's  event  held  by
PLUS.  This  accolade highlights our significant achievements since admission last year. It is  also  great
recognition from our peers, supporters and affiliates within the industry.

"Our  success and hard work over the last period has come to fruition; I am proud of what my team  and  the
Company  have accomplished in a short space of time and during wider economic difficulties. I look  forward
to the year ahead and to updating the market on further achievements."

The directors of AFH Financial Group PLC are responsible for the content of this announcement

AFH Financial Group PLC                                                   01527 577 775
Alan Hudson, Chairman and Chief Executive     
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Mark Anwyl or Duncan Vasey                             
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Harry Fielder

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