Trading Update

Westside Acquisitions plc, the AIM listed investment vehicle, is pleased to
announce that it has invested in Astek Group plc ('Astek'), the UK based dentist
equipment designer, manufacturer and distributor, which listed on AIM today (25
October 2006). Astek raised £1,250,000 through the placing of 25 million new
ordinary shares at 5p per share, giving it a valuation of £3.5 million at the
placing price.

Westside currently holds 28.5 per cent. of Astek and 10 million warrants,
representing approximately 24.4 per cent. of the Astek warrants in issue on
admission to AIM.

Commenting on the IPO of Astek, Westside CEO Geoffrey Simmonds said, 'We are
delighted at the market response to the flotation of Astek and look forward to
participating in its continued success. Our equity holding, valued at £1 million
at the placing price, will further strengthen Westside's net asset position as
well as serve as an excellent endorsement of our investment strategy.'

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Enquiries:

Geoffrey Simmonds, CEO, Westside Acquisitions plc Tel: 020 7935 0823
Isabel Crossley, St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: 020 7242 4477
Mark Percy/Liam O'Donoghue, Seymour Pierce Limited Tel: 020 7107 8000

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