RNS Number:8094S
Helphire Group PLC
22 April 2008

For release at 07.00 Tuesday April 22nd 2008

                     HELPHIRE GROUP PLC ("Helphire")


                           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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