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DMGT Expands Online Job Division with the Acquisition of Oilcareers.com

Oilcareers.com joins fast growing portfolio of recruitment sites led by Jobsite.

12 February, 2008 – Associated Northcliffe Digital (AND), the consumer digital division of DMGT, today announces the acquisition of Oilcareers.com, a niche job board targeting the oil and gas industry.

Oilcareers.com will form part of AND’s recruitment division under the guidance of Jobsite (www.jobsite.co.uk) which leads AND’s fast growing portfolio of recruitment sites. Oilcareers.com represents a strategically important area for the future growth of the wider recruitment group and compliments other sites within the network.

Oilcareers.com is a key player in the oil and gas industry attracting an impressive 285,000 unique visitors each month with a database of approximately 220,000 searchable candidate CVs. Oilcareers.com works with the leading recruitment agencies and employers in the oil and gas industry who post almost 6,000 vacancies per month.

Oilcareers.com becomes the eighth company to join AND’s growing portfolio of recruitment sites and is a continuation of the strategy led by Jobsite to extend audience reach, group capabilities and footprint across both generalist and niche industry verticals.

Under the deal terms, Oilcareers.com will retain its brand name and continue to be managed and based in Aberdeen. Through the acquisition, Oilcareers.com will be able to draw on Jobsite’s thirteen years of experience as one of the leading online recruitment sites.

Commenting on the partnership, Graeme Munro, MD of Oilcareers.com said: “Oilcareers.com is a leading job board catering for a growing and global industry sector. It is a key tool for those in the oil and gas industry to both find and fill vacancies. Our acquisition by AND will enable us to utilise Jobsite’s knowledge, expertise and resources to deliver an even better service to all our users.”

Keith Potts, CEO of Jobsite, leading the acquisition on behalf of AND, comments, “We are delighted to bring Oilcareers.com into the portfolio as it complements our existing network and capabilities in online recruitment, covering the key verticals that are important to our clients. By combining the existing team at Oilcareers.com with the Jobsite infrastructure and resources, the company has the opportunity to accelerate its rapid growth and we look forward to supporting them with these plans.”

Prior to the purchase of Oilcareers.com, Jobsite and AND have previously acquired seven niche online recruitment businesses, comprising Cityjobs.com, Top-Consultant.com, OfficeRecruit.com, InRetail.co.uk , ProductionBase.co.uk, Conkers.net and JobsGroup.net. In addition Jobsite has launched 15 niche sites, ranging from accountancy to sales.

About AND
AND (www.and.co.uk) is the digital consumer division of Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), operating the digital assets of Associated Newspapers Ltd. and Northcliffe Media, as well as key online classified sites such as Jobsite.co.uk, FindaProperty.com & Primelocation.com. Formed by the merger of Associated New Ventures, Associated New Media and Northcliffe Electronic Publishing in May 2006, AND has 148 websites, with a monthly reach of over 25% of the UK internet population.

About Oilcareers.com
Launched in 2000, Oilcareers (www.oilcareers.com) was one of the first niche job boards targeting the worldwide oil and gas segment. The business attracts an international client and candidate base and carries jobs for an impressive range of clients, including many of the world’s leading oil companies.

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