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Empresaria Group PLC

23 April 2009

Empresaria Group plc (the "Company")


The Company announces that under the terms of the its Executive Equity
Participation Plan ("EEPP" or the "Plan") a total of 140,490 new ordinary shares
of 5 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") have been issued to the
trustee of the Company's employee benefit trust ("EBT") and will be transferred
by the EBT trustee to directors and Persons Discharging Managerial
Responsibilities ("PDMR") of the Company to satisfy the vesting of the 2nd
awards granted under the EEPP following completion of the three year performance
period ended 31 December 2008.

The holders of the 3rd awards under the EEPP (due to vest on completion of the
three year performance period ending 31 December 2009) have surrendered those
awards for no consideration. All Ordinary Shares placed in the EBT which were at
the date of grant of the 3rd awards either already held by the EEPP participants
or acquired by them for this purpose using their own funds, and which remain
beneficially owned by the EEPP participants (the "Investment Shares"), will be
transferred back to the respective directors and PDMRs by the trustee of the
EBT. Following the surrender of the 3rd awards and return of the Investment
Shares to the EEPP participants, the EBT will cease to hold any Ordinary Shares
and no further awards under the EEPP will be made. Accordingly, the trustee of
the EBT, which administers the EEPP, has resolved to terminate the EBT.

Following the issue of vested shares under the 2nd award and the winding up of
the EBT, the participating directors and PDMRs hold the following interests in
the Company's issued share capital:

Director Vested shares awarded under the 2nd EEPP award Total interest over Ordinary Shares following the vesting Total interest over Ordinary Shares as a % of the issued
of the 2nd award and winding up of the EBT share capital1
Tony Martin 16,249 5,631,617 16.43
Miles Hunt 73,171 3,910,742 11.41
Nicholas Hall-Palmer 51,070 262,723 0.77

1 Post admission to trading on AIM of the 140,490 new Ordinary Shares

The Company also announces that application has been made to the London Stock
Exchange plc for the admission to trading on AIM of the 140,490 new Ordinary
Shares which will rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares and dealings
are expected to commence on or around 29th April 2009.

For the purposes of the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and
Transparency Rules, following the admission of the Ordinary Shares described
above, the total number of Ordinary Shares in the Company will be 34,276,721.

There are no shares held in treasury and therefore the total number of voting
rights in the Company will be 34,276,721.

The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the
calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their
interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company, under the Disclosure
and Transparency Rules.


Empresaria Group plcMiles Hunt, Chief Executive OfficerStuart 01293 649 900
Kilpatrick, Group Finance Director

Singer Capital Markets LtdNicholas How 020 3205 7500
Richard Savage

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