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Empresaria Group PLC

10 July 2008

Empresaria Group plc

AGM Statement

At today's Annual General Meeting of Empresaria Group plc ("Empresaria" or "the
Group"), the international specialist staffing group, the Board will make the
following statement:

Through sector and geographic diversification, the Group has continued to make
excellent progress in the development of a broadly based international
specialist staffing company. On a current run rate approximately 60% of net fee
income is derived from markets outside the UK and around 70% of net fee income
is derived from the more stable temporary staffing operations. The Group's first
five months trading in 2008 are in line with the Board's expectations and,
subject to no significant deterioration in market conditions, its expectations
for the full year remain unchanged. As in previous years, the Group is expected
to generate the majority of its profits in the second half of the year due to
the seasonality of its businesses and in accordance with industry trends.

Group Board

Empresaria announces the appointment of Charles Kenneth Zachary Miles ("Zach
Miles") as non-executive director.

Zach, aged 58, brings a wealth of experience having recently held the position
of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vedior N.V. ("Vedior"), one of the
world's largest recruitment companies. He was a member of the Board of
Management from 1999, and Chairman since February 2004. Before joining Vedior,
Zach was CFO and a member of the Board of Directors of Select Appointments Plc.
His career in the recruitment industry began in 1988.

Zach will join the board of directors on 1st October 2008, replacing Tim
Sheffield. He will sit on the remuneration committee and chair the audit

Miles Hunt, Group Chief Executive, commented: "Zach brings with him a wealth of
international specialist staffing and international finance experience as well
as an intuitive understanding of our management philosophy, organisational
culture, strategy and structure. We look forward to him joining the board in

The Board would like to thank Tim Sheffield who steps down as a non-executive
director at today's Annual General Meeting after 12 years with the Group.

In addition to his future directorship of the Company, Zach Miles holds or has
held the following directorships:

Current Directorships Previous Directorships
Cornwall Mansions Investments Limited UK
Abraxas Plc
Accountants Inc Limited
Albemarle Interim Management Plc
Evergreen Recruitment Limited
Human Resources International Limited
Kelter Recruitment Limited
Legal Opportunities Limited
MVM Recruitment Limited
New Boston Select UK Limited
Parkhouse Personnel Limited
Probanking Recruitment Consultants (now Invenio Executive
Search & Selection)
Recruitment Finance Limited
Select Appointments (Holdings) Ltd
Select Appointments International Ltd
Select Appointments Plc
Select Disposals Limited
Select 1 Limited
Select Education Plc
Select Care Personnel Limited
Skillco Limited
Teleresources Consultancy Limited
The Blomfield Group Limited
Training for Construction Limited
Hill McGlynn Trades Limited
Vedior UK Limited
Vedior Holding UK
Select Appointments Limited (Ireland)

Sesa International SA
Sesa Select Uruguay
International Career Programme SA
Trading SA

Link Recruitment Pty Limited
Select Appointments Holdings Pty Ltd
Select Australasia (Holdings) Pty Ltd
Select Education Australasia Pty Ltd
Select Healthcare Holdings Pty Ltd
Select IT Holdings Pty Ltd

ATS Reliance Inc
1109288 Ontario Limited
Telereliance Inc

Selpro Travail Temporaire S.A.

Hong Kong
Accountancy Personnel Limited
Hughes Castell (Hong Kong) Limited

Select Interservices SA

Select Italia srl

Digital Info. Produce Co. Ltd
Supernurse Co Ltd
Vedior Contec Inc
Vedior Career Inc
Niscom Services Inc

Rowlands Temporaire/RTT Lux

The Netherlands
Tiberia BV
Vedior Holding Nederland BV
Vedior Management BV
Vedior Asia BV
Vedior N.V.

New Zealand
Select NZ Limited

Select Business Services (Pte) Ltd

South Africa
Only the Best Pty Limited
Telebest Holdings (Pty) Limited
Teleresources Pty Limited

New Boston Select Group Inc
Vedior Holding US Inc.
Vedior North America LLC
Accountants Inc Services
Acsys Inc.

There are no matters to disclose under Schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM
Rules in relation to the appointment of Zach Miles.

For further enquiries please contact:

Empresaria Group plc 01293 649 900
Stuart Kilpatrick, Finance Director
Madeleine Pallas, Head of Group Communications

FirstCity Financial Public Relations 020 7424 2666
Allan Piper

Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Capital Markets Ltd 020 3205 5000
Nicholas How

Notes for editors:

Empresaria Group plc is an international specialist staffing group built on a
philosophy of management equity.

Empresaria was formed in 1996 by Miles Hunt. Its business model allows founder
managers and key staff within Empresaria's subsidiaries to acquire or retain a
meaningful stake in the businesses they run or work in.

Group strategy is to develop an international specialist staffing group balanced
across sectors, geographies and operations. It currently operates in 18
countries with 151 branches.

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