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Financials

BRIEF-Kier Group Says 50/50 Joint Venture Partners With Eiffage On HS2

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kier Group Plc:

* ON HS2, KIER AND EIFFAGE ARE NOW 50/50 JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS DELIVERING TWO OF SEVEN CIVIL ENGINEERING PACKAGES, LOTS C2 AND C3

* ON HIGHWAYS ENGLAND SMART MOTORWAYS PROGRAMME, KIER HAS ASSUMED FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROGRAMME

* ALL EMPLOYEES CURRENTLY WORKING ON HIGHWAYS ENGLAND SMART MOTORWAYS PROGRAMME HAVE BEEN OFFERED OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN KIER

* CARILLION EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING APPRENTICES, WORKING ON CEK HS2 JV HAVE BEEN OFFERED TO JOIN KIER/EIFFAGE WITH CONTINUOUS SERVICE BEING MAINTAINED

* IN TOTAL ABOUT 150 EMPLOYEES WILL BE MAKING TRANSITION TO KIER IN NEXT WEEK INCLUDING SEVEN APPRENTICES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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