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REVIEW OF 2007


SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS In the year that marked our 10th anniversary, we also celebrated a further period of significant success.

Strong growth in client base

For a decade now, we have been focused on delivering first rate, independent advice to our clients, through a senior and stable team of highly experienced professionals.

Leading adviser to FTSE250

The results, we believe, are clear to see: a growing client base, an expanding team and a reputation that continues to advance.

Top 10 adviser by UK deal volume* Top 10 adviser by European deal volume*

Appointed as retained adviser to 26 new clients

Top 6 adviser to FTSE250 (Hemscott - Nov 2007)

Over £5bn of transactions *Mergermarkets – Dec 2007

Market leader in advising pension fund trustees

Advised numerous trustees at the centre of high profile corporate situations

Further expansion of the senior team 11 strong board of highly experienced professionals

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LIFE SCIENCES BioWisdom Cambridge Biostability Ltd Celldex Therapeutics Inc Cellzome A.G. Microsens Biotechnologies Synairgen plc Tissue Science Laboratories plc Innovation Norway Modern Bioscience Movetis Oslo Cancer Cluster

CAPITAL GOODS & INDUSTRIAL BSS Group PLC Cookson Group plc Halma p.l.c. Hunting PLC Vaillant Group Victrex plc Wagon plc Low & Bonar plc

RENEWABLE ENERGY /ENVIRONMENTAL Ceramic Fuel Cells plc PolyFuel Inc ThermoEnergy Corporation Renewable Energy Generation

TRANSPORT & SUPPORT SERVICES Alfred McAlpine plc Business Post Group plc Matchtech Group plc Northgate plc Parity plc Prime People plc Silverjet plc TG21 plc UMECO plc Air Charter Services Billing Services Group plc Cohort plc eaga plc Hatpin plc

CONSUMER INDUSTRIES Carluccio’s plc C&J Clark International Limited Domino’s Pizza plc Dunelm plc Gaucho Group plc Glanbia Plc The John David Group plc Pentland Brands plc Raymarine plc Young & Co’s Brewery plc Clapham House Group plc Clerkenwell Ventures PLC Halfords plc Molson Coors PZ Cussons plc Uniq plc XL Leisure Group

TECHNOLOGY Aortech International plc Cyberview Technology Inc Oxford Instruments plc Retec Digital plc

MEDIA & MARKETING Future plc Imagesound plc Creston plc RDF Media plc

FINANCIAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Corus Pension Funds Darwin Private Equity Equity Insurance Evolution Securities China Limited Gide Loyrette Nouel Hermes Pension Fund Management Hermes Private Equity Nikko Principal Investments Ltd Penfida Rabobank International Robeco Sainsbury’s Pensions Sand Aire Slaughter and May telent Pensions Cairn Capital Limited Catalyst Corporate Finance Domestic & General Group plc ICI Pensions Trustee Ltd Knight Frank Finance LLP Lloyds Development Capital Northern Rock Pension Scheme Trustees Piper Jaffray Limited Prudential With-Profits Policyholders Advocate Record plc Royal Mail Pension Plan Sovereign Capital

PROPERTY Macau Property Opportunities Fund plc

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES First Quantum Minerals plc

Existing Clients New Clients

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STRONG GROWTH Our list of retained clients has expanded significantly. New clients include members of the FTSE250, high profile overseas organisations, smaller companies across a range of sectors, companies considering IPO, private equity houses, asset managers, financial services groups, pension fund trustees and professional advisers. This breadth of our client list, and their varying needs, serves to underline the huge range of our experience and capability.


HIGH DEAL FLOW In 2007 we worked on transactions worth over £5bn in aggregate, advising on deals in the public and private equity markets and companies raising funds in both the primary and secondary markets.

Our transaction work included

Whilst the majority were in the UK, we also undertook projects requiring communications work in multiple geographies including the US, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, Macau, China, Hong Kong and the Caribbean.

Cookson Group plc

Some recent examples;

Alfred McAlpine plc

£572m offer from Carillion plc

£125m Private Equity backed MBO

Landkom International Plc

£497m offer for Foseco plc

£100m admission to AIM

Domestic & General Group plc

Nikko Principal Investments

Equity Insurance

Record plc

First Quantum Minerals

Silverjet plc

£524m acquisition by AIDG Jersey Acquisitions Ltd

£570m acquisition by Insurance Australia Group

Move to LSE Main Market (£2.9bn market cap)

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Gaucho Group Ltd

£423m disposal of Roadchef

£354m IPO

2 equity issues raising £48m


BREAKING NEW GROUND We have developed a market leading position in advising Pension Fund Trustees – a specialist area where the need for financial PR support is relatively new.

Corus Pension Fund

Our clients include some of the major UK pension schemes which have, over the past year, been thrust firmly into the spotlight in the midst of complex corporate situations.

ICI Pension Fund

Advising the Trustees during the period of corporate activity leading up to Corus’s £6.2bn acquisition by Tata Steel

Preparing the Trustees ahead of, and advising them during, the successful £8bn offer from Akzo Nobel

Northern Rock Pension Fund

Advising the Trustees during the period when the future ownership of Northern Rock is being determined and thereafter

Royal Mail Pension Plan Advising on communication issues

Sainsbury Pension Fund Trustees

Advising the Trustees in the context of the long-running private equity interest in J Sainsbury plc and the unsuccessful £12bn offer from Delta Two

Telent Pension Fund

Advising the GEC/Marconi Trustees in the context of the initial £350m bid for telent plc by Fortress and the successful £400m offer from Pension Corporation

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SENIOR TEAM We have an 11-strong Board who, between them, have enormous experience across all industries and sectors. If there is any situation in which you think Hogarth could help, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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The Team Chris Matthews John Olsen Nick Denton Rachel Hirst Andrew Jaques James Longfield Barnaby Fry Sarah MacLeod Fiona Noblet Melanie Toyne-Sewell Julian Walker

Contact Us Call 020 7357 9477 Fax 020 7357 8533 Email info@hogarthpr.co.uk Visit www.hogarthpr.co.uk Meet No 1 London Bridge London SE1 9BG


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