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Total solution for managing risk in e-commerce

Reading, Berks - 25 January 2001, HarrierZeuros Ltd, a division of Harrier
Group plc (AIM: HRR), announced today that it has joined forces with Goss
Group PLC, an independent corporate insurance broker and Field Seymour
Parkes (FSP), a firm of solicitors based in Reading, to form
"weprotect-it". weprotect-it will offer a unique service to the Thames
Valley by providing businesses a total solution for managing risk in

The initial launch will be a seminar held at the Madjeski Stadium, Reading
on the 21st February 2001, attended by Jane Griffiths, the MP for Reading
East and Ian Wood Smith, a Director of Reading Football Club and Partner
of FSP. The seminar, with presentations from all three companies, will
focus on the issues that organisations face in e-commerce and how to
effectively manage and minimise the risk.

Jane Griffiths MP for Reading East comments, "Managing and reducing risk
and thereby giving confidence of security is of key importance to firms
working on the Internet. I am thrilled, as MP for the heart of the home
for Information Technology and Communications firms in the country, to
have been asked to launch this tailor made service. Providing all the
facilities to manage and reduce risk on one site delivers a better service
to businesses and I am pleased that local firms are at the forefront of
providing this service."

Goss Group plc is one of the largest independent corporate insurance
brokers in the South of England, outside London. Goss Group is able to
provide specialist advice and insurance solutions for a number of
different scenarios including, Internet liabilities and the interruption
to a client’s business as a result of being unable to trade due to
malicious activity, loss of electrical power or telecommunications supply.

FSP, one of the Thames Valley’s leading solicitors has in-depth expertise
in handling all legal issues that arise in e-commerce from software
development contracts and partner agreements, to legislation and its
application and impact on e-business. Its specialist team works closely
with clients offering advice at an early stage, with the intention of
prevention rather than cure.

"Lack of security or business continuity can ruin the reputation of a
company and destroy the confidence of its customers. It can also cause
havoc internally and impact heavily on the bottom line results," said
Sarah Carter, Marketing Director of HarrierZeuros. "By working together
with Goss Group and FSP, we can enable businesses to trade over the
Internet, confident in the knowledge that the risks have been eliminated
or minimised to a sensible level."

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Notes to Editors

About HarrierZeuros Ltd

HarrierZeuros Ltd offers an independent approach to technology led
solutions enabling its customers to leverage further productivity from
their networks and the data stored within them. The company’s extensive
range of Managed Services also provides HarrierZeuros’s customers with an
effective way to secure and protect their business critical data without
the enormous overheads of setting up and maintaining a suitable system.

HarrierZeuros Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrier Group plc (AIM:
HRR), the only UK listed secure managed services company that has been
providing major corporations with comprehensive network, security and
advanced data protection and management solutions for since 1987.

HarrierZeuros’s clients include: Prudential, Vodafone, CSC Computer
Sciences, Friends Provident Life and GKN Westland Helicopters.
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Company Contact:

Sarah Carter

Harrier Group plc

Tel: 0118 931 9310


Media Contact:

Sara Claridge

Marylebone Media Relations Ltd

Tel: 0118 975 5188


Copies of this announcement will be available at Harrier’s office (Pacific
House, Imperial Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0TD) for collection for a
period of 14 days from the date of the announcement

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