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Successful MBO Secures Leading UK Accessories Brand

Accessories 4 Technology Acquire 4Gamers, 4Tunes And Dance:UK Brands

Stockport, UK. - 17th May, 2005 A successful MBO, led by Andrew Shephard and Bill Stirling, former Directors of Bigben Interactive UK Limited, has resulted in the emergence of Accessories 4 Technology Limited ("A4T"). A4T have acquired the 4Gamers brand which is the current number one third party video game accessory brand in the UK, 4Tunes brand, used on a range of premium accessories for the iPod, MP3 and multi-media markets, and the highly successful Dance:UK brand, together with the Dance:Europe and Dance:USA brands, from the Administrators of Bigben Interactive UK Limited.

Bigben Interactive UK Limited was placed into administration on 8 April 2005 after the highly publicised shortage of consoles in the build up to Christmas 2004, resulted in severe cash flow problems for the company. The MBO team which comprises: Andrew Shephard, Managing Director; Bill Stirling, Sales Director; Phil Hesketh, Finance Director and Alison Granaghan, Commercial Director, compiled a comprehensive, 'back to basics' business plan that focussed on the core strengths of the business which received significant institutional financial backing to support the venture.

Andrew Shephard commented: "The key focus of the A4T business model is the accessories marketplace, which has always been one of the core competencies of the business. Over the past five years we have built the 4Gamers gaming accessories brand into a very significant player in this dynamic marketplace. The MBO team strongly believes that, with the expertise we have gathered in the new A4T team, and the plans we have to coincide with the introduction of the new gaming consoles over the next twelve months, we will continue to develop the brand to become a major force within Europe in the next three years".

Bill Stirling, Sales Director added: "We have taken the knowledge we have acquired in building the 4Gamers and Dance:UK brands and product ranges and have now applied it to the introduction of our 4Tunes premium range of multi-media accessories. To be launched during summer 2005, the range has already secured listings with several major UK retailers. In addition, we will be launching two new products to our highly successful Dance:UK range in time for Christmas 2005, and are currently evaluating several opportunities to launch Dance:USA later this year." The MBO team would like to thank our customers, suppliers and staff for all their support during this difficult trading period. We believe that A4T is now positioned to take the business to the next level.

For more information please contact:

Jane Dixon

Marketing Manager

Tel: +44 (0)161 475 0010

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