ANS Report 91% Rise in Profit

Manchester based ANS Group PLC has announced its interim results for the six-month period to 30 September 2007 ahead of its forecasted timetable, and report a 91% uplift in operating profit for the six-month period to 30 September 2007.

The Board has also announced an interim dividend payment of 1.25p per share (0.75p 2006). The interim dividend will be paid by 31 January 2008 to members on the register as at 21 December 2007.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Scott Fletcher, Chairman of ANS, said: “This is a highly encouraging position to be in at the halfway mark, and today’s figures are a result of hard work at all levels of the Company. We are delighted with the contributions from our core business and look forward to the further growth of our Unified Communications business in the second half of the year. We have also invested substantially in developing Storage and Virtualisation solutions which are becoming more important as a driver in technological change within our customer base.

“I would like to thank all staff and my Board and look to the full year with optimism.”