23 May 2007

Leading infrastructure professional services consultancy, Opus International Consultants Ltd, announced the appointment of its managers for its proposed listing on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

Chief Executive, Dr Kevin Thompson, advised that First NZ Capital Securities Limited and Macquarie Securities (New Zealand) Limited have been appointed Lead Manager and Co Lead Manager, respectively.

Opus is the largest New Zealand led infrastructure consultancy employing 2000 people with 65 office locations in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Projects recently completed where Opus has had significant roles include the Wellington Inner City Bypass; the Esmonde Road Interchange in Auckland; and the remodelling of the Massey University Student Union Building in Palmerston North.

Projects currently in progress include redevelopment of Porirua College; the Cambridge Bypass; Transmission Gully; the Christchurch Southern Motorway; and the refurbishment of London Underground railway stations.  Opus is responsible for the asset management of a large part of New Zealand roading networks including over 50% of the state highway network.

For further information and comment please contact:

Dr Kevin Thompson
Chief Executive
Opus International Consultants
Mob: 021 669-254