MFS Rebrands to OCTAVIAR, and Delivers Market Update (March 28, 2008)

Strategic Review – Purpose

�� A range of material events impacted on MFS’ previous growth strategy:
– Downturn in global financial markets
– Short selling of MFS shares
– Lack of confidence in MFS’ ability to repay short term debt commitments
– MFS sought to respond with a strategy to structurally separate its major business groups to reduce perceived complexity. Proposed strategy was not well received by the market

�� MFS therefore embarked on a strategic review to urgently address the detrimental impact on shareholder value caused by these events

Strategic Review – Focus

�� Strategic Review is focussing on:
i. stabilising the business
ii. realignment of corporate strategy to reflect changes in the current economic climate
iii. restoring shareholder value and underlying investor confidence
iv. building on existing core competencies

Strategic Review – Progress made to date

�� Sale of a number of non-core assets:
– 65% of Stella Group ($409.2m)
– Interest in Domain Aged Care ($43.5m profit)
– Gersh Investment Partners to complete mid-April
– Park Hyatt ($5.2m performance fee)

�� Freed up capital to repay short term debt obligations
– $200m loan facility repaid before the due date
– All “margin loans” relating to MFS shareholdings in other companies have been repaid
– All previous short term debt obligations repaid
– Negative perceptions surrounding MFS has led to management of creditors becoming a key priority

�� Reduction in Costs
– Employee numbers and management structure previously reflected MFS’ growth strategies. Revised strategic direction for Octaviar therefore reduced headcount needs and led to redundancies
– Consolidated offices
– Closed UAE office

�� Appointment of 3 New Board Members
– Alignment of interests has been further strengthened through the appointment to the board of a major shareholder (C Scott)
– New board members have been briefed on recent events of the matters being considered by the review and are working together with MFS management and existing directors in addressing the review and shaping the future vision and direction
�� NZ Moratorium
– Moratorium proposal for NZ business being finalised

Further business developments

�� Half year accounts targeted for release in April 2008

�� Octaviar continues to operate as an Investment Management business with a
portfolio of businesses/assets.
– Operating businesses in the leisure and childcare sectors
– Real estate portfolio
– 35% interest in the Stella Group

�� The strategic review and creditor management is ongoing and the market will
be updated as soon as practicable

�� The Board are unified in seeking to restore value to shareholders, and in
conjunction with management remain committed to rebuilding Octaviar

Thank you

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A freelance property analyst and journalist, Marc is a co-founder of realestatesource.com.au.

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