IMS Rights Issue

IMS Rights Issue
                                           AEC Education plc
                                            ("the Company")


AEC Edu Group Pte Ltd (AEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, owns 30% of the equity in IMS 
Professional Training Services Sdn Bhd (IMS) which is incorporated in Malaysia. IMS has increased its 
paid-up capital from RM1M (£164,000) to RM1,432,233 (£234,885) by way of a rights issue. AEC has 
taken up its rights in this issue in proportion to its 30% shareholding. The value of the new shares 
obtained by the Company is RM129,670 (£21,265). The rights issue was completed on 1 September 2008.   

For further information, please contact:

AEC Education plc
Haider M Sithawalla
Director – Finance
AEC Edu Group Pte Ltd
email :

Nabarro Wells & Co Ltd – Nominated Adviser
David Nabarro
Email :
Phone +44 (0)20 7634 4705

Notes to Editors

AEC Education PLC is the UK holding company for a number of companies in Singapore, Malaysia, China and 
Vietnam that provide educational services to approximately 16,000 students in the Asia-Pacific region: 
source of the fastest-growing market for international students.  The Group offers class-based instruction 
at its various educational campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Vietnam and distance learning, up to 
postgraduate levels.  It also provides degree qualifications on behalf of several leading 
international universities, targeting the large numbers of overseas students in the region in line with
the Singapore Government’s Global Schoolhouse Vision to make Singapore an Education Hub.

AEC’s aim is to be a leader in quality education through facilitating learning, fostering creativity and 
developing knowledge, skills and confidence in its students.  The Group is  recognised as a prestigious and 
forward thinking provider in the educational field and this is evidenced by the four rare Singapore Quality 
Class Awards it has received from the Singapore Government.

In August 2006, AEC was again awarded the “Case Trust” Certification for Private Education Organizations, 
a student protection scheme for foreign students.  This further endorses AEC’s position as a recognized
 quality provider of education.