CDC Group plc Share Purchase Agreement Update



    /NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO US NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE
    UNITED STATES/

    LONDON, England, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Further to the announcement by CDC Group
plc ('CDC') on 9th November 2007 that a wholly owned subsidiary (the
'Purchaser') of Mineral Securities Limited ('MinSec') had agreed to purchase
11,122,049 common shares (the 'Shares') in Platmin Limited ('Platmin') from
CDC in three tranches, CDC, the Purchaser and MinSec have agreed to terminate
the Share Purchase Agreement between them with immediate effect. The first two
tranches, representing in aggregate 4,000,000 common shares in Platmin, have
previously closed as agreed. The result of this termination is that no party
has any further obligation to the other including with regard to the sale and
purchase of the last tranche of 7,122,049 Shares.
    CDC currently holds 14,396,909 common shares in Platmin representing
approximately 13.02% of the outstanding common shares in Platmin. CDC holds
its shares in Platmin for investment purposes and may from time to time
acquire additional securities of Platmin or dispose of some or all of its
remaining investment in Platmin.




For further information:

For further information: Murray Grant, Partner, Tel +44 20 7234 5124,
Fax +44 20 7234 5324, mgrant@act.is

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