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Just Group plc
16 April 2012

Partnership ranks number 1 in Sunday Times Profit Track 100

Life assurance specialist, Partnership, has been ranked number one in the Sunday Times PWC Profit Track 100 a league table which ranks Britain's private companies, with the fastest-growing profits. Companies within this league table were described by the Sunday Times as "role models for others that want to pursue growth"  

This follows on Partnership's recent successes in February 2012, when it was select as No. 1 in the Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track 100, a league table which identifies Britain's 100 private-equity-backed mid-market companies with the fastest-growing profits, and who in turn 'drive growth in the downturn'.  Last October Partnership was selected as No. 1 in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 league table which identifies the fastest growing mid-ranking private businesses in the UK, highlighting firms who are leading the economic recovery.

Now in its 13th year, the annual Profit Track 100 league table ranks companies by growth in profits* over their latest three years of available audited accounts.

Partnership out performed well known brands Dr Martens (No 8); lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston (No.47), shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt (No. 67), café operator Patisserie Valerie (No. 79) and fashion retailer Jack Wills (No. 81).

Steve Groves, CEO at Partnership said; "At the heart of the company is a fairly simple concept; people with serious medical conditions that shorten their life expectancy should receive higher annuity payments.  The friendly society that became Partnership was set up in 1995 on the strength of this idea, which at the time was far from being standard industry practice."

"Over the last 16 years Partnership has developed a unique proprietary data base which enables it to make more accurate estimates about life expectancy based on health and lifestyle. This can provide 20% to 40% more income than alternatives that do not take the purchaser's health into account.

"Partnership's success is based on its ability to provide superior rates to its customers and its willingness to innovate and find solutions which provide consumer benefits. Partnership was the first company to introduce the 'enhanced annuity' into the UK. This is a legacy we are extremely proud of and seek to build upon."