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									                                  The Regus Group Network
                                       Company Facts

Regus Group Plc is the global market leader in providing professional workplaces on demand.
The Regus Group Network includes 750 business centers in 60 countries and features four
brands: Regus Business Centers, HQ Global Workplaces, Stratis and Business Meeting Places.
All locations are strategically situated in world capitals, premier business hubs and developing
markets. The company is a pioneer in the commercial real estate industry, defining new and
innovative ways for businesses, both large and small, to successfully manage their workplace
needs. By delivering cost-effective offices and meeting rooms on flexible terms, businesses gain
the ability to create a flexible workplace plan that can quickly adapt to their changing needs.

Established:                    1989 in Brussels, Belgium

Chief Executive:                Mark Dixon

Headquarters:                   Stamford, CT, USA

IPO:                            London Stock Exchange (RGU.L) in 2000

Geographic Coverage:            750 locations, 350 cities, 60 countries

No. of Employees:               4,000

HQ Global Workplaces:           Acquired the US division of this business center operator in July

Stratis:                        A US-based network of franchised business centers was
                                acquired in April 2001

Offices:                        Fully furnished and equipped offices available on flexible terms
                                to suit any business need

Business Meeting Places:        3,700 meeting, training and conference rooms in a dedicated
                                business environment

Virtual Office:                 Prestigious local business address and professional telephone,
                                fax and mail handling service

Virtual Office Plus:            Includes all Virtual Office amenities along with 20 hours of office
                                usage per month

Videoconferencing:              The largest network of public access videoconferencing studios
                                in the world

Network Access:                 A membership program that provides mobile professionals
                                access to Regus Group’s workplaces worldwide

No. of Customers each
Year:                           200,000
                                   The Regus Group Network
                                       Corporate Profile

Founded in 1989 with a single business center in Brussels, Belgium, Regus Group is the global
leading provider of professional workplaces on demand. The Regus Group Network has 750
business centers in 60 countries and includes four brands: Regus Business Centers, HQ Global
Workplaces, Stratis and Business Meeting Places. The company offers its 200,000 customers
the use of 90,000 workstations and 3700 Business Meeting Places in capital cities, key business
destinations and emerging markets.

British entrepreneur Mark Dixon was inspired to start Regus during a trip to Brussels, where he
noticed how many business people were forced to work from hotels for lack of a more
professional environment. He concluded that there must be a better way to work on the road and
at home. Dixon’s vision was to transform the way companies managed their global real estate
needs by having them outsource their small space requirements to a service provider.

In order to do this, he developed a global network of fully equipped, furnished and staffed places
to work that businesses could use on terms that met their specific needs. Today, more than half
of the Fortune 500, along with thousands of small- and medium-sized companies are outsourcing
their business requirements to Regus. As a result, companies have reduced their facility costs,
increased employee productivity, and are more focused on their core business.

Executives across business sectors, geographic locations, and from every size organization, are
looking to more effectively manage business risk, maximize their financial resources, and
increase their flexibility to accommodate growth and the dynamic changes in the market. With
property constituting more than 40 % of the total assets of many of the world’s leading
corporations, these businesses are increasingly looking at office space requirements as a
strategic component of their business plan. Regus enables companies to maintain that needed
flexibility by helping them minimize their second largest cost of doing business, the expenses
associated with leasing, equipping and staffing their office space.

Workplace outsourcing enables companies to rapidly seize new market opportunities because the
office infrastructure is already in place, which is particularly beneficial when businesses are
setting up offices in emerging markets. Each location includes a client-driven mix of offices,
meeting rooms and common areas. A high-tech communications system, Internet access and IT
and administrative support are also standard features. Additionally, clients can utilize the full
menu of business services offered, including videoconferencing, desktop publishing, concierge
services and catering -- on a pay-per-use basis.

The facilities are located at premier addresses in central business districts or business parks with
excellent transportation links. Clients sign a one-page agreement and can move into their new
space literally overnight.

Regus Group is currently traded on the London Stock Exchange (RGU.L) and has made some
landmark transactions over the past few years. In April 2001, Regus acquired Stratis, a US-based
network of franchised business centers, which provided the company with a franchising footprint
in the U.S. market.

In a deal driven by customer demand for a global workplace outsourcing provider, Regus
acquired HQ Global Workplaces, the US’ leading business center operator for $302.5 million in
July 2004. The increased scale, coverage and breadth of product offering means that the Regus
Group serves its customers around the world – in a way that is tailored to them and their business
      The Regus Group Network Delivers Cost-Effective Offices, Meeting Rooms and
                                 Business Services

Headquartered in Chertsey, England, Regus Group is the world’s leader in providing professional
workplaces on demand. The Regus Group Network includes 750 business centers in 60 countries
and features four brands: Regus Business Centers, HQ Global Workplaces, Stratis and Business
Meeting Places. All centers are strategically located in world capitals, premier business hubs and
developing markets. Regus Group’s products and services allow businesses to create a flexible
workplace plan that can quickly adapt to their changing needs.

Designed to optimize productivity, Regus Group offers the largest global network of fully
furnished, equipped and networked offices. Located at prime business addresses and emerging
markets throughout the world, Regus Group Offices are available on terms dictated by the client.
The pre-established infrastructure allows companies to enter a market right away with minimal
start-up costs.   Each office is outfitted with ergonomic furnishings, high-speed Internet
connectivity and a state-of-the art telecom system. Clients only pay for the space they occupy
and the business services they require on as as-needed basis. Additional amenities include a
well-appointed reception area, access to meeting rooms, videoconferencing studios and a cyber
café. Regus’ offers a variety of office configurations including: Single person offices, team
rooms, cubicles, hot-desks as well as part-time offices.

Business Meeting Places
Clients who work with Regus Group have access to the only worldwide network of meeting rooms
in a professional business environment. 3,700 meeting and training rooms are available. Regus
Group’s highly trained team is skilled in handling all aspects of a meeting, to ensure a productive
session. Regus’ staff is trained to prepare meeting materials, provide technical support, arrange
for proper audio visual requirements and, even, handle catering requests.

Clients can customize the room configuration to best suit their needs. Standard amenities for all
meeting rooms include: high-speed Internet access, complimentary domestic long distance calls,
overhead projector, TV and VCR, as well as flipcharts and whiteboards.

Regus Group provides a cost-effective way to hold remote meetings by providing the most
expansive network of public access videoconferencing studios. Companies can conduct
business on their terms in a professional manner without having to invest in the infrastructure
themselves. Videoconferencing brings companies face-to-face with clients, colleagues and
interview candidates, wherever they are in the world. Regus’ professional team manages every
detail of the VC and provides technical support throughout the conference.

Virtual Office and Virtual Office Plus
Virtual Office and Virtual Office Plus provide clients with a prestigious business address, as well
as access to office and meeting room space as needed without hiring a staff or committing to a
lengthy lease. While the client operates his/her business from a remote location, Regus Group’s
staff will answer the company's phone in the company’s name and in the local language, connect
calls anywhere in the world, take and relay messages per a customer’s requirements, handle
incoming and outgoing faxes confidentially, and forward and collect mail. Virtual Office Plus
provides all the benefits of a Virtual Office plus 20 hours office usage per month.
Network Access
This is only membership program that provides clients with the ability to work from a professional
office or meeting room when traveling. Members can secure a fully equipped office by the hour
or day at any of Regus’ 750 global locations. Professional administrative and technology teams
who are prepared to facilitate a customer’s business needs are on hand to support clients.

Business Services
Regus Group’s administrative support team is professionally trained to handle any business
requirement. Services include faxing, photocopying, mail and message handling, catering
arrangements and courier management. The team also can assist clients with data entry,
document scanning, Excel spreadsheets, word processing and PowerPoint presentations.
Clients only pay for the services used, dramatically reducing the overhead expenses for their

Connectivity Services
Regus Group’s secure technology infrastructure is consistent throughout its global network. The
company partners with leading technology suppliers to provide clients with state-of-the-art voice
and data connectivity services. Regus Group’s extensive network offers tremendous buying
power, enabling the company pass its savings on to clients. Services include on-site IT support,
managed firewall protection, hardware and software upgrades and audio conferencing facilities.

For more information visit or contact Shari Aponte, Communications Manager,
Regus Group by calling 914.473.5185 or email


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