2 August 2010
Matchtech Group plc
Major Contract Extension
Matchtech Group plc ("Matchtech" or the "Group") is one of the UK's leaders in specialist technical recruitment.
The Group are pleased to announce the signing of an extension to our contract until the end of December 2012 with our biggest client, business process outsourcer Xchanging Procurement Services Ltd and its client BAE Systems plc. This new agreement extends the current scope, giving us access through Xchanging to BAE Systems technical and non-technical requirements across the UK.
Commenting on the contract extension, Matchtech Chief Executive, Adrian Gunn, said:
"We are very pleased to confirm our continuing and indeed expanding relationship with Xchanging and its client BAE Systems, an extension of two years and two months."
For further information please contact:
Matchtech Group plc 01489 898989
Adrian Gunn, CEO / Tony Dyer CFO
Hogarth Partnership 020 7357 9477
John Olsen / Ian Payne
Arbuthnot Securities 020 7012 2000
James Steel / Ben Wells
Background on Matchtech (AIM: MTEC.L)
Established in 1984, Matchtech specialises in the provision of contract and permanent staff and has grown organically to become one of the UK's leading technical and professional recruitment specialists.
Matchtech Group is one of the UK's leading specialist recruitment agency operating in the Engineering, Science, Technology and Professional Services sectors. The Group has been providing contract, temporary and permanent recruitment activities for the last 25 years and recently moved into the recruitment process outsourcing sector.
This announcement is prepared for and addressed only to the Group's shareholders as a whole and to no other person. The Group, its directors, employees, agents or advisers do not accept or assume responsibility to any other person to whom this announcement is shown or into whose hands it may come and any such responsibility or liability is expressly disclaimed. Statements contained in this announcement are based on the knowledge and information available to the Group's Directors at the date it was prepared and therefore the facts stated and views expressed may change after that date. By their nature, any statements concerning the risks and uncertainties facing the Group involve uncertainty since future events and circumstances can cause results and developments to differ materially from those anticipated. To the extent that this announcement contains any statement dealing with any time after the date of its preparation such statement is merely predictive and speculative as it relates to events and circumstances which are yet to occur. The Group undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.