RNS Number:8094S
Helphire Group PLC
22 April 2008

For release at 07.00 Tuesday April 22nd 2008



                     HELPHIRE GROUP PLC ("Helphire")

                   NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT

                           Dr. REINER HAGEMANN


Helphire is delighted to announce the appointment with effect from 1st May 2008
of Dr. Reiner Hagemann as a non-executive director.

From January 1995 to December 2005 Dr. Hagemann, aged 60, was a member of the
executive board of Allianz AG.  He was responsible for non-life business in
Germany and for Allianz's operations in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and
Austria.  From September 1998 until December 2005 he was also a member of the
supervisory board of director of Euler-Hermes-Credit Insurance S.A.

He currently holds a number of non-executive positions including positions with
Fortis NV, VHV Allgemeine AG, Bayer Schering Pharmaceutical AG, Wustenrot &
Wurtembergische AG, E.ON Energie AG and Hochtief Facility Management GmbH.



There are no other matters required to be reported pursuant to LR9.6.3 (2) to
(6) inclusive.

Helphire's Chairman, Rodney Baker-Bates, commented on the appointment: "I
welcome Dr Hagemann to the Helphire Board.  He brings a wealth of both insurance
and European experience to the Board.  He will be particularly helpful as the
Group implements its developing European service proposition."



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