Released : 20/10/2006 09:48

Rotala PLC
20 October 2006

                                   Rotala plc

              Acquisition of Zak's Bus and Coach Services Limited

Rotala plc ('Rotala' or 'the Company') announces that it has acquired Zak's Bus
& Coach Services Limited ('Zak's'), an established independent bus and coach
operator in the West Midlands.  Zak's has a current turnover of some £2.1
million, consisting primarily of contracts with the West Midlands Passenger
Transport Executive ('Centro'), Worcestershire County Council, Staffordshire
County Council, Birmingham City Council and the University of Birmingham.  Zak's
has recently been awarded further contracts with Centro with annual revenues of
£532,000, which commence shortly.  Zak's also has the benefit of a 3.5 acre
depot in North Birmingham under a long leasehold with 43 years to run.

The consideration for the acquisition is £30,000 payable in cash.  Zak's had net
assets of £40,000 as at 28 February 2006 and made a net loss of £4,000 for the
year then ended.  Zak's net assets include a number of liabilities which will be
settled in due course, amounting to a maximum of £450,000, which includes a
£150,000 mortgage on Zak's 40 year lease on its long leasehold depot.

Following the acquisition, the vehicles and operations of Zak's will be
transferred to and integrated with the operations at Rotala's existing 4.5 acre
depot in Birmingham.  This step will eliminate duplicated administration and
maintenance overheads and realise immediate cost savings.  Thus the acquisition
will be earnings enhancing from the outset.

The board further believes that Zak's long leasehold depot offers attractive
possibilities for expansion, or exploitation as an asset in its own right.

The acquisition follows the placing announced on 4 October 2006 and is in line
with the Company's ongoing acquisition strategy.  John Gunn, Non-executive
Chairman of Rotala commented:

'The Company is delighted with the acquisition of Zak's as it marks our entry
into the West Midlands bus market.  We believe that government policy on
transport will involve the expansion of urban bus services.  This was typified
in the West Midlands by the publication last month by the West Midlands
Metropolitan Authorities of a study ('Gridlock or Growth - Choices and
Challenges for the Future'), which predicted a rise in congestion of 22% by 2021
under existing transport policies.  The report identified significant investment
in public transport as a requirement to reduce real congestion levels and we
believe that Rotala, through its operations, will play a meaningful part in this
process.  The acquisition of these Birmingham bus operations complements those
already conducted from our depot in Weybridge, Surrey.  We intend to pursue
growth in the bus division over the coming years and we will update shareholders
when such further acquisitions are made.'

For further information, contact:

Rotala plc - 020 7236 6236
John Gunn, Non-Executive Chairman
Kim Taylor, Chief Executive

Corporate Synergy Plc - 020 7448 4400
David Seal

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