KELLER GROUP PLC: Acquisition(s)

For immediate release                                                


            Monday, 7 January 2013
                                                                                  
                               Keller Group plc                                
                                                                               
           Acquisition of Geo-Foundations Contractors, Inc. (Canada)           
    

Keller Group plc ("Keller" or "the Group"), the international ground
engineering specialist, announces that the Group has acquired Geo-Foundations
Contractors, Inc. ("Geo-Foundations"), a Toronto-based specialist geotechnical
contractor. 


The consideration, paid in cash from the Group's existing facilities, was
C$9.2m (£5.7m), including an estimated C$0.6m (£0.4m) of acquired net debt. 
Geo-Foundations principally serves eastern Canada, where it offers design-build
solutions to the construction and mining industries.  It has built a strong
engineering reputation and has grown its revenue to around C$20m (£12.4m) in
2012. The business specialises in micro-piling, ground anchors, and specialty
grouting services which, whilst well established in the US, are still
relatively new to the Canadian market.  A combination of increasing market
acceptance of these techniques in Canada, along with the introduction of ground
improvement techniques and assistance from Keller's existing US business, is
expected to fuel significant growth over time. 
Commenting on the acquisition, Justin Atkinson, Chief Executive of Keller,
said: 
"Keller has worked in partnership with Geo-Foundations on a number of projects
in recent years, building a relationship of mutual respect.   I am confident
that, together, we are well-positioned to fully exploit the opportunities in
this attractive market. 
"This acquisition builds on our strong track record of expanding into higher
growth geographic regions through both organic growth and targeted
acquisitions." 


    

For further information, please contact:
    Keller Group plc                                        www.keller.co.uk


                                                                    
Justin Atkinson, Chief Executive                           020 7616 7575 
                                                                    
James Hind, Finance Director                                             


                                                                        
                                                                        


                                                                    
Finsbury                                                   020 7251 3801 
                                                                    
James Leviton/Rowley Hudson                                              


                                                                        
    Note to Editors


Keller is the world's largest independent ground engineering specialist,
providing technically advanced and cost-effective foundation solutions to the
construction industry. With annual revenue of around £1.3bn, Keller has
approximately 7,000 staff world-wide. 
Keller is the market leader in the US and Australia; it has prime positions in
most established European markets; and a strong profile in many developing
markets.  

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