Issue of Shares

Issue of shares
                                        AEC Education plc
                                    ("AEC" or "the Company")

                                        Issue of shares

The Company announces that it has issued 28,441 new ordinary shares of 10p each in the Company 
("Ordinary Shares") as consideration for the acquisition by the Company on 9 March 2009 of the 
outstanding balance of 7,500 shares in Brainbox Limited ("Brainbox"), which represents 5.0 per 
cent. of Brainbox's issued share capital, that are not already held by the Company and its 
wholly-owned subsidiaries (the "Group"). Brainbox is now wholly owned by the Group.

Application has been made for 28,441 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and 
dealings are expected to commence on 30 March, 2009. Following admission, the Company will have 
26,792,146 shares in issue.

For further information, please contact:
AEC Education plc
Liam Swords
Office:   +44 (0) 20 8308 1202
Mobile:   +44 (0) 7775 787 427

W H Ireland Ltd
David Youngman / Adrian Kirk
Office:   +44 (0)161 832 2174