GOAL acquires Magenta One to extend range of securities services

London - 12 February 2007

Global Operations and Administration Limited (GOAL), the market leader in tax reclamation services, has today completed the acquisition of Magenta One, a securities class actions specialist. The strategic move enables GOAL to extend the range of securities services that it provides to a global client base of financial institutions, building on its solid reputation for solutions that automate complex, labour-intensive fiscal and legal processes.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of GOAL, the business will trade under the new name of Magenta One Global Limited, operating out of GOAL’s headquarters in the City of London. The acquired operation will continue to provide unique services and solutions in the domain of class actions, supporting entities who have suffered financial loss from dealing in a company's securities due to that company’s mismanagement or unlawful behaviour. The numerous operational synergies between GOAL’s established tax reclamation business – which is accredited with the ISO9001 certification for service quality - and Magenta One will enable both businesses to streamline administrative processes, efficiency and service.

David Monks will continue to lead the sales team, targeting custodian banks, pensions funds, fund managers and brokerages, many of whom could be squandering substantial compensation by not participating in securities class actions.

Stephen Everard, Managing Director, GOAL, comments, “The acquisition of Magenta One represents a natural extension of the core capabilities and processes that we have built at GOAL, helping the investment community recover their rightful returns. As such, we intend to enhance and extend the existing class actions business to the tangible benefit of our inherited customers, as well as offering our new services to existing tax reclamation customers.

“Previously, GOAL has calculated that some $6 billion lies unreclaimed globally by cross-border investors each year; and Magenta One’s successful track-record of compensation pay-outs indicates that even higher sums are lost because institutions are neglecting securities class actions. This is an exciting opportunity for the GOAL Group and its customers.”

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