Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes Acquires LFG

Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes Acquires LFG

  PR Newswire

  VALINHOS, Brazil, Oct. 7

VALINHOS, Brazil, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anhanguera Educacional
Participacoes S.A. (Bovespa: AEDU11, Bloomberg: AEDU11:BZ), announces to its
shareholders and the market in general that, on October 6, 2008, it acquired
100% of the capital stock of LFG Business e Participacoes Ltda.

LFG is the leading provider of distance learning graduate and extension
programs in Brazil. The Company has 70,000 students enrolled in 62 programs
distributed through its 322 learning centers, under a business and pedagogical
model similar to that of Anhanguera's existing learning centers.

With this acquisition, Anhanguera becomes the largest higher education
provider in Brazil, with approximately 220,000 students on its campus and
learning centers. According to our projections, LFG should add R$ 115.0
million in Net Revenues and R$ 36.5 million in Ebitda to Anhanguera in FY
2009. Professor Luiz Flavio Gomes, CEO and founder of LFG, will join
Anhanguera's management team to lead a business unit that will integrate
operations of LFG and Anhanguera's existing learning centers.

The Company invites analysts, shareholders and investors to its Conference
Call that will be held tomorrow, October 8, 2008 (Wednesday).

    English Conference Call
    October 8, 2008 10:30 a.m. (US EDT)
    11:30 a.m. (Brazil Time)
    U.S. Phone: (1-800) 860-2442
    Other Countries: +1 (412) 858-4600
    Code: Anhanguera

    Portuguese Conference Call
    October 8, 2008
    2:00 p.m. (US EDT)
    3:00 p.m. (Brasilia Time)
    Phone: (55 11) 2188-0188
    Code: Anhanguera

    For further information, please contact the Investor Relations Department

Ricardo Scavazza - Chief Operating Officer and Investor Relations

Jose Augusto Teixeira - Chief Planning Officer and Investor Relations Director

    Phone: (55 19) 3512-1770

About Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes S.A.

Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes S.A. is the largest for-profit
professional education group in the Americas, with approximately 220,000
students in higher education and 500 thousand students in vocational training
programs. The majority of its students are middle and lower-middle income
young adults, who work during the day and study at night, a segment with
significant pent-up demand in Brazil. The Company is committed to offering
high-quality education to help these working adults attain the skills required
by the labor market and improve their career prospects. Anhanguera Educacional
is listed under Level 2 of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) and trades
under the symbol "AEDU11".

SOURCE Anhanguera Educacional Participacoes S.A.

Contact: Ricardo Scavazza, Chief Operating Officer and Investor Relations, or
Jose Augusto Teixeira, Chief Planning Officer and Investor Relations Director,
+011-55-19-3512-1770,, both of Anhanguera
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