Brand Protection and Customer Connection solutions company YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) is pleased to announce it will provide Retail Anti-Theft consulting services to BWS Group in Australia. YPB has a strong relationship with BWS and provides it with a range of Anti-Theft products and solutions.

- YPB's specialist Retail Anti-Theft experience to benefit BWS.

- Consultancy revenue is expected to be circa A$200k in 2017.

BWS is one of Australia's leading retailers of Beers, Wines and Spirits. The BWS Group operates 1200 stores throughout Australia and is a division of Woolworths' (ASX:WOW) Endeavour Drinks Group.

YPB will survey each BWS site and make recommendations on existing and future security needs. These surveys will be completed by the end of 2017 with an approximate value to YPB of A$200,000.

It is estimated Australian retailers lose A$2.7 billion per annum to retail theft. The NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics Research recently reported that retail theft in NSW had risen 6.3% over the past year with liquor stores and supermarkets key targets. Most crime categories had decreased over the period. YPB sells a range of solutions to PROTECT against Retail Theft which are gaining strong sales momentum, especially with Australian retailers.

YPB Executive Chairman John Houston said: "This new agreement with BWS highlights YPB's standing in the Australian Retail Community. We are excited to provide such specialist technical expertise to BWS and look forward to identifying new areas of opportunity and growth for BWS and YPB."

About YPB Group Ltd

YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) lives by three words - certainty of authenticity. We deliver on this through our experience in creating revolutionary, patented anti-counterfeit and customer engagement solutions. Solutions that detect and prove certainty of authenticity and connect brands directly to their customers, empowering them to engage one-on-one. In an evolving marketplace and with the rapid growth of cross border commerce, our expertise presently focuses on the rapidly growing markets of Australia, South East Asia and China.



Mr. John Houston
Executive Chairman
YPB Group Limited
T: +61-458-701-088

Mr. Gerard Eakin
YPB Group Limited
T: +61-427-011-596

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