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Monday 16 October, 2006

Venteco PLC

Venteco breaks into US market

Venteco PLC
16 October 2006

16 October 2006

                                  Venteco plc
                          ('Venteco' or the 'Company')

                   Venteco achieves breakthrough in US market

Venteco plc is pleased to announce the first deployment of its patented Cryonite
non-toxic pest control technology in the US after securing an agreement with
Terminix for the initial leasing of 50 units for its commercial branches in the

Terminix, the world's largest pest control and termite company, is to introduce
Cryonite - which freezes pests in a safe and environmentally-responsible way
using a patented carbon dioxide snow - to the US market at a food industry  
tradeshow later this month.

Stefan Hansson, chief executive of Venteco, said: 'This agreement with Terminix
is another significant validation of our Cryonite technology, which has proven
to be a safe, efficient and highly effective pest control method. Securing a
distribution deal in the US also marks an important milestone for a Company with
global ambitions, as Cryonite technology is now being used on three continents:
North America, Europe and Asia.'

Mike Ostier, vice-president of commercial services at Terminix, said: 'The use
of Cryonite further reinforces our commitment to integrated pest management
programs and we believe that Cryonite also adds a lot of value to a significant
segment of our customer base.'

Cryonite is used primarily in the food processing and manufacturing and hotel
industries. The technology involves the use of carbon dioxide gas which is
sprayed as a snow produced by a special nozzle to achieve rapid cooling. The gas
kills all life stages of insects in a poison-free manner, thus bringing
substantial benefits to end customers as their premises do not need to be
evacuated and production of foodstuffs can continue during treatment.


Venteco plc
Stefan Hansson                                   +44 (0) 207 929 8985

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Aamir Quraishi, Charles Goodfellow               +44 (0) 207 569 9650

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Ben Hunt, Neil Thapar                            +44 (0) 207 929 8985

About Venteco

Venteco is a UK-based holding company, which specialises in non-toxic pest
control solutions. Its main operating business, CTS Technologies AG ('CTS'),
which was acquired in August 2006, uses the patented Cryonite technology to kill
all life stages of insects in a poison-free and environmentally friendly manner.
CTS, which has a licensing and distribution partnership with Linde AG, the
industrial gas group, has deployed Cryonite across Europe, the US and Japan.

About Terminix

Terminix is the largest termite and pest control company in the world,
safeguarding over 1.9 million homes and businesses against all types of pests in
45 U.S. states and in 14 countries internationally. In 1986, Terminix joined The
ServiceMaster Company, one of the largest and most successful service companies
in the USA with system-wide revenue in excess of $7.7 billion.

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