RNS Number:5154Z
Helphire Group PLC
03 July 2007

For release at 07.00 Tuesday July 3rd 2007



                               Helphire Group plc

                  Year End Trading Statement and New Agreement


Trading

Business levels remained high in the final quarter of the new financial year to
30 June 2007 with over 981,200 car hire days in the period (2006: 634,256   55%)
resulting in 1,931,505 car hire days in the second half (2006: 1,328,750   45%).
In terms of hire cases, approximately 82,600 were referred between January and
June 2007 and the number of repairs and PI claims in the same period being
approximately 31,070 and 16,375 respectively.  Existing customers continued to
experience high levels of reported accidents and newer accounts continued to
build volumes.  Levels of credit repair and personal injury claims were also in
line with the Board's expectations.

Overall, preliminary results for the year 30 June 2007 are expected to be in
line with market expectations.

Market Developments

The insurance replacement vehicle market in the UK continue to expand, with
non-fault accident vehicle services and sales of insurance polices which
guarantee a replacement vehicle under any 'loss-of-use' circumstance both
growing.  More motor underwriters are now actively utilising or investigating
the utilisation of such products and services.

New Agreement

We are delighted to announce a new, three year contract to supply accident
management services to customers of Pendragon plc. As a result of this and other
deals, the Automotive Division of the Group, based in Northwich, has significant
growth opportunities for the forthcoming financial year.

Annual Results

The annual results for Helphire Group plc for the financial year to June will be
reported in the week commencing 24 September 2007.

Mark Jackson Chief Executive said: "we have had a very strong second half in a
market that continues to expand.  We are very pleased to announce the new deal
and look forward to continued strong growth in the Group in the new financial
year."


Enquiries:

Helphire Group plc:

Mark Jackson                             01225 321 000


Cenkos Securities:

Ian Soanes                               020 7397 8900



Lehman Brothers:

Ed Matthews                              020 7102 1000



Adventis Financial PR:

Chris Steele                             020 7034 4759






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