A meeting of the board will be held on Monday 24 September, 2007 for the purpose of considering the final results for the year ended 31 July, 2007 and to recommend a final dividend on the ordinary shares. The preliminary results of Close Brothers Group plc for the year ended 31 July, 2007 will be announced shortly thereafter.

For further information please contact:

Robin Sellers     
Company Secretary    
020 7655 3100

Emma Burdett  
020 7379 5151