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As a result of the £1bn+ acquisition of Admiral last year by CMG plc, one
of
Europe's leading suppliers of Information and Communication Technology
(ICT)
services, CMG UK is to take on the Admiral name. CMG UK will now be known
as CMG Admiral. This is to signify the strengthening of the company
through
the combination of people, skills and resources from the two businesses
brought together by the merger. Already working with many of the top
private and public sector organisations, and numbering some 3,300 staff,
CMG
Admiral is focused on achieving clear market leading status and
performance.

CMG plc acquired Admiral plc in June 2000. The majority of Admiral's
business was in the UK, where it was similar in size to CMG's local
operation. The combined company is therefore a far more powerful force in
the UK market, capable of addressing a wider range of customers and
projects. Since the acquisition, the two companies have been working
together to successfully help customers achieve business change, growth
and
success through the implementation of information technology.

CMG Admiral has proven knowledge, solutions and products across a wide
spectrum of markets, including finance, transport, telecommunications,
media, petrochemicals, utilities, retail, manufacturing and government
agencies. The Group also provides outsourced business services ranging
from
payroll processing, call centres and networked systems to infrastructure
management, application maintenance and hosting.



CMG Group results for the year 2000 were announced on the 26 February 2001
and, including the 7 month contribution from Admiral, revealed a 33%
increase in turnover for the year to £810.4 million and pre-tax profits up
36% to £117.0 million. With external commentators projecting market
growth
rates for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services in
Western Europe during 2001 to be ahead of 2000, CMG's strong growth rate
is
expected to continue. In the UK in particular, CMG is looking for good
growth in both revenues and profit from the newly combined CMG Admiral
business in its first full year of operation.

In a period when the technology sector has been subject to numerous
reported
disappointments, many major organisations are turning to well-established
systems integrators for their long term electronic and mobile commerce
strategies. Such strategies have to be linked to an appropriate
infrastructure and marketing strategy that embraces both the front and
back
office functions of a business and extends out to other business partners
in
the supply chain. CMG Admiral has a thorough understanding of the
eBusiness
drivers and challenges facing organisations today and is steadily building
its sales pipeline in the e & m commerce area.

Commenting on the future, Geoff Neville, CMG Admiral Chairman said:
"The successful integration of CMG and Admiral has enabled us to bid for
and
secure larger contracts, in the key UK market. We have been encouraged by
the ability of our people to manage their way through a period of rapid
and
extensive change and position CMG Admiral strongly for the years ahead."


Press Enquiries:

Jean Maxwell, Citigate Technology, 3 London Wall Buildings, London Wall.

EC2M 5SY, Tel: 0207 638 9571, Fax: 0207 628 3444,

Email: Jean.Maxwell@citigatetechnology.com


CMG Admiral Enquiries:

Imogen Beck, CMG Admiral, Parnell House, 25 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LW.

Tel 020 7592 4755, Fax 020 7592 4157, Email: imogen.beck@cmgplc.com

Background to CMG Admiral

CMG Admiral is part of the CMG group and represents the combined UK
business
of CMG and Admiral. With over 3500 staff throughout the UK CMG Admiral
offers the strength to deliver global solutions locally. CMG Admiral is
focused on enabling clients to gain maximum advantage from technological
innovation. CMG Admiral provides a pragmatic, partnership approach and
is
committed to building long term relationships with clients.

CMG is a global Information & Communications Technology (ICT) group, with
leading positions in the provision of business information services and
wireless data solutions. Through management consultancy, systems
development
& integration, software applications and the outsourced management of key
business processes, CMG helps organisations to generate revenues, improve
competitive positioning and enhance operational efficiency. Today that
process includes building secure ICT platforms that enable the adoption of
electronic and mobile business models (e&mCommerce).

Established in 1964, CMG is headquartered in London and Hoofddorp (near
Amsterdam) and now implements and supports applications for customers
worldwide from bases in 16 countries. CMG has proven knowledge, solutions
and products across a wide spectrum of markets, including finance,
transport, telecommunications, media, petrochemicals, utilities, retail,
manufacturing and governments. The Group also provides long term
management
of business processes ranging from payroll, call centres and networks to
infrastructure management, application maintenance and hosting services.

CMG Wireless Data Solutions has established a leading position in wireless
messaging and gateway products, mobile Internet and e-mail, cell broadcast
and customer care & billing systems. These products are provided to mobile
telecommunication operators and service providers worldwide from offices
in
Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. They also underpin the Group's
ability to advise organisations on mCommerce strategies and implement them
effectively.

CMG works alongside its customers in long term relationships to generate
success for them. Through the quality of its services, products and
professionally committed people, CMG adds value to its customers'
businesses. This creates a basis for the Group's sustained success.

CMG is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 100 and techMARK
100)
and Euronext in Amsterdam (AEX Midcap and Euronext 100).

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