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18 October 2013- Galaxy Finco Limited

Jersey — October 18, 2013. Galaxy Finco Limited today announced that it has launched an offering of £150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its senior notes due 2021 and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Galaxy Bidco Limited, has launched an offering of £200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its fixed rate senior secured notes due 2020 and of £150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its floating rate senior secured notes due 2019, as part of the financing for the proposed acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited by Galaxy Bidco Limited, an entity owned principally by funds advised by CVC Capital Partners. Consummation of the Acquisition is subject to Galaxy Bidco Limited having obtained approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities of the United Kingdom and Australia.

Following release from escrow, the proceeds from the offerings, if completed, are expected to be used, together with cash contributions from CVC funds, the proceeds of a rollover investment by certain members of senior management and cash held by the Domestic & General group, (i) to finance the Acquisition, (ii) to repay existing indebtedness of the Domestic & General group and (iii) to pay related fees and expenses.

Pending the completion of the Acquisition, the gross proceeds from the offerings of the notes will be deposited into escrow accounts, each in the name of the relevant issuer, controlled by, and pledged on a first-priority basis in favor of, the relevant trustee on behalf of the holders of the respective notes. The release of escrow proceeds will be subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. If the Acquisition is not consummated on or prior to the second business day following February 28, 2014, the notes will be subject to a special mandatory redemption.

Cautionary Statement

This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute a prospectus or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security in the United States of America or in any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and will be offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons who (i) are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments (being investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Financial Promotion Order”)), (iii) fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.”) of the Financial Promotion Order, or (iv) to the extent that doing so does not prejudice the lawful distribution of the offering memorandum to the foregoing, are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the FSMA) in connection with the issue or sale of any Notes may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”).

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may include forward looking statements. These forward looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology, including the terms as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “may”, “assume”, “plan”, “intend”, “will”, “should”, “estimate”, “risk” and or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts and include statements regarding Galaxy Finco Limited’s or any of its affiliates’ intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, Galaxy Finco Limited’s or the Domestic & General group’s or any of their respective affiliates’ results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industries in which they operate. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Readers are cautioned that forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that Galaxy Finco Limited’s or the Domestic & General group’s or any of their respective affiliates’ actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industries in which they operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, even if Galaxy Finco Limited’s or the Domestic & General group’s or any of their respective affiliates’ results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industries in which they operate are consistent with the forward looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.