Redemption or Purchase of Own Shares out of Capital

The City of Peterborough2005-02-072005-02-10PE46FN-0.27472052.621571PE4 6FNCompanies Act 1985TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

(Company Reg No 4881196) Notice is hereby given that: 1. By a written Resolution of the Shareholders of the above-named Company passed on 7 February 2005, the payment out of Capital of £887,500 for the purposes of the Company acquiring 1,000,000 Redeemable Preference Shares of £0.01 each from 3i Group plc and 3i 94 LMBO Plan was authorised. 2. The amount of the permissible capital repayment as defined by sections 170, 171 and 172 of the Companies Act 1985 (the “Act”) was £887,500. 3. The Statutory declaration of the Directors and the Auditors report required by section 173 of the Act are available for inspection at the registered office of the Company situated at Sundance House, Staniland Way, Werrington, Peterborough PE4 6FN. 4. Any Creditor of the Company may at any time within the period of 5 weeks immediately following 7 February 2005 (being the date of the above-mentioned written Resolution) apply to the High Court under section 176 of the Act for an Order probihiting the payment, cancelling the Resolution or other relief.