Trading Update and Notification of Full Year Results Date

23 January 2008

RPS intends to announce Full Year Results for the year ended 31 December 2007 on 5 March 2008.

Consistent with the rest of 2007, RPS had a strong end to trading in the year. All three segments of the Group performed very successfully. As a result, the Board expects to announce full year profit (before tax and amortisation) somewhat ahead of current consensus forecasts. Conversion of operating profit into cash continued at a high level. The Group balance sheet at the year end remained strong with borrowings at a comfortable level. Integration of the acquisitions made during the year is proceeding successfully and they are trading well. The acquisition pipeline remains healthy.


RPS Group plc
Dr Alan Hearne, Chief Executive Tel: 01235 863 206
Gary Young, Group Finance Director
College Hill
Justine Warren Tel: 020 7457 2020
Matthew Smallwood


RPS is an international consultancy providing advice upon the development of natural resources, land and property, the management of the environment and the health and safety of people. We trade in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, North America and Australia and undertake projects in many other parts of the world. The Group is a constituent of both the FTSE 250 and FTSE4Good Indices.

23 January 2008