For the purposes of NZX Listing Rule 3.3.2, Abano Healthcare Group Limited advises that the closing date for director nominations is Monday 13 October 2008. All nominations must be received by 4.00 pm on the closing date.

Nominations may only be made by a shareholder entitled to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting, and must be accompanied by the consent in writing of the nominated person.

Nominations should be addressed to:

Richard Keys
Chief Financial Officer
Abano Healthcare Group
P O Box 106 514, Auckland 1143