A meeting of the board will be held on Monday 25th September, 2006 for the purpose of considering the final results for the year ended 31st July, 2006 and to recommend a final dividend on the ordinary shares. The preliminary results of Close Brothers Group plc for the year ended 31st July, 2006 will be announced shortly thereafter.

Enquiries:

Robin D. Sellers
Company Secretary
Close Brothers Group plc
020 7655 3100