It is a pleasure to announce that, as at June 14th 2004, TSE Consulting has joined SP Holdings PLC, the UK based marketing and financial services company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

SP Holdings PLC has acquired 100% of the shares of Swiss-based TSE Consulting SA with offices in Lausanne and London.

TSE Consulting advises governments and cities on bidding campaigns for major sporting events, and global sports federations on their commercial and corporate development. The company is headed by Robin Courage (London) and Lars Haue-Pedersen (Lausanne).

Tony Simpson, CEO of SP Holdings PLC, said:
‘TSE delivers a huge competitive advantage to the sports marketing side of our business. It gives our licensing, sponsorship and promotional businesses access to a new international public sector marketplace. It offers our brand clients access to the organisations and individuals that are shaping the world of sports marketing’.

Robin Courage, Managing Director of TSE Consulting, said:
By joining SP Holdings we have the stature and resource to provide our governmental as well as our sports organisation clients with even more value added services. The interest in TSE Consulting shown by SP Holdings PLC is a confirmation of our company’s success over the past year and recognition of the value of the TSE Consulting brand established after just a few years in the market’.

For further information:

TSE Consulting
Place de la Gare 10, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)21 320 03 10
F: +41 (0)21 320 03 11