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Wednesday 04 July, 2007

Brightview PLC

Disposal of Shares in DM plc

Brightview PLC
04 July 2007

                    
Date:               Embargoed until 07.00 hrs, Wednesday 4 July 2007

Contact:            Charles Fairbairn (Chairman)
                    David Laurie (Chief Executive)
                    Brightview
                    Tel:  020 7665 3000
                    Corporate Website:  www.brightview.com

                    Alistair Mackinnon-Musson           Mark Williams
                    Nicola Savage                       Canaccord Adams Limited
                    Hudson Sandler                      Nominated Adviser
                    Tel: 020 7796 4133                  Tel: 020 7050 6500
                    Email: [email protected]



                                 Brightview plc

                          Disposal of shares in DM plc


Brightview plc ('Brightview'), a leading UK Internet Service Provider ('ISP'),
announces that its entire interest in DM plc ('DM'), the direct marketing group,
comprising 7,547,170 ordinary shares ('the shares') of 1 pence each, has today
been placed at 13p per share by DM's broker. The net proceeds of the sale are
approximately £840,000.

On 9 October 2006, Brightview announced the sale to DM of its Home Gaming
business, comprising its wholly-owned subsidiaries, The Winners Club Limited and
TPC Telecoms Limited (together 'The Winners Club'). The consideration consisted
of an initial payment, satisfied by the issue to Brightview of 7,547,170 new
ordinary DM shares; and a deferred consideration (the 'earn-out') based on the
profit before tax of The Winners Club as reported for the three years ended 31
December 2009.

In consideration for the early release of the shares in DM from a lock-in
agreement with DM which prohibited their disposal for the 18 months following
the acquisition, Brightview has agreed to release DM from the earn-out
obligation.

The net proceeds of the sale will be applied to general working capital in
support of the development of Brightview's broadband business.

Brightview will release a trading update on 9 July 2007.



                                    - ENDS -


About Brightview:

Brightview plc is a leading UK Internet Service Provider ('ISP') with over
61,000 subscribers on broadband.

Brightview's key product is the provision of broadband access through its owned
brands 'Madasafish' and 'Global Internet', together with the operation of
Waitrose as a virtual ISP ('vISP').

Brightview enjoys a reputation for excellent service, as evidenced by its many
prestigious awards.  It has sought to position itself at the 'high end' of the
marketplace, as the provider of top quality Internet and 'phone services,
describing its packages transparently to consumers.

Brightview's current broadband offer includes low-cost access to help-lines, a
free UK domain name, a free static IP address, virus protection, and a full
suite of security products.


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