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Wednesday 28 June, 2000

e-comsport group PLC

Change to Board of Directors of Fin. Director

e-comsport group PLC
28 June 2000


London, 28th June 2000 - e-comsport group plc ('e-comsport'), the sports new
media company, announces the appointment of John Withers as Finance Director
with immediate effect.

Mr Withers, aged 45, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
England and Wales and was previously Corporate Development Director of IBC
Group plc (now Informa Group Plc), the listed business information and
education group which merged with LLP Group plc in December 1998.  Prior to
IBC Group, where he progressed through roles as Group Tax Manager, Group
Financial Controller and Deputy Finance Director, Mr Withers held senior tax
advisory roles with accountancy firms Finnie & Co. and Clark Whitehill.  He
qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979.

Commenting on the appointment, Alan Montgomery, Chief Executive of 
e-comsport, said:

'John's appointment completes our senior management team and brings
considerable public company experience and financial control expertise to the
Board.  His time at IBC Group saw a busy period of growth and acquisitions
both in the UK and around the globe, and this will be of particular value to
us as we build e-comsport's international positioning in sports new media

Matters to be disclosed under Rule 16.8(e) of the Alternative Investment
Market are:

John Martin Withers has no unspent convictions in relation to indictable
offences, has not been declared bankrupt nor has he been a director of any
company which, during his time as a director or, within 12 months following
his resignation as a director, has gone into receivership or liquidation.  Nor
has he been subject to any public criticisms by statutory or regulatory

The directorships held by Mr Withers in the past five years are:

1. IBC Group Plc (Past)
2. Agile Technology Limited (Current)
3. Webbdial Limited (Past)
4. IBC Asia (Conferences) Limited (Past)
5. IBC Asia Limited (Past)
6. IBC Business Publishing Limited (Past)
7. Agra Europe (London) Limited (Past)
8. Agroup Limited (Past)
9. Amateur Chartist Limited (Past)
10. Banking Technology Limited (Past)
11. Barham Limited (Past)
12. Barham Photographic Limited (Past)
13. Barham Re-organisations Limited (Past)
14. BMG Engineering (Swindon) Limited (Past)
15. Business Research International Limited (Past)
16. Business Studies Limited (Past)
17. Century Press Limited (Past)
18. Communications International Limited (Past)
19. European Intelligence Limited (Past)
20. Fleet Street Financial Services Limited (Past)
21. Grosvenor Press (Holdings) Limited (Past)
22. Grosvenor Press International Limited (Past)
23. IBC (Conferences and Publishing) Limited (Past)
24. IBC (Eight) Limited (Past)
25. IBC (One) Limited (Past)
26. IBC (Overseas Investment) Limited (Past)
27. IBC (Seven) Limited (Past)
28. IBC (Ten) Limited (Past)
29. IBC (Twelve) Limited (Past)
30. IBC (Two) Limited (Past)
31. IBC (Fifteen) Limited (Past)
32. IBC Financial Focus Limited (Past)
33. IBC Financial Publishing Limited (Past)
34. IBC (Fourteen) Limited (Past)
35. IBC Global Conferences Limited (Past)
36. Barham Group Plc (Past)
37. IBC International (Holdings) Limited (Past)
38. IBC Legal Studies & Services Limited (Past)
39. IBC (Nine) Limited (Past)
40. IBC Magazines Limited (Past)
41. IBC Publishing Limited (Past)
42. IBC Technical Services Limited (Past)
43. IBC Training Services Limited (Past)
44. IBC UK Conferences Limited (Past)
45. Independent Advisory Services Limited (Past)
46. International Business Communications Limited (Past)
47. International Insider Publishing Company Limited (Past)
48. Investment & Property Studies Limited (Past)
49. J.R.L. News Letters Limited (Past)
50. Legal Studies Publishing Limited (Past)
51. LSS Holdings Limited (Past)
52. Mallerman Summerfield Group Limited (Past)
53. Marcus Bohn Associates Limited (Past)
54. Mobile Communications International Limited (Past)
55. Monitor Press Limited (Past)
56. Phoenix Data Sources Limited (Past)
57. Professional Information Publishing Limited (Past)
58. Pugtape Limited (Past)
59. The Foodnews Company Limited (Past)

Mr Withers was granted an option to subscribe for 136,569 ordinary shares of
10 pence each in the share capital of e-comsport at an exercise price of 75
pence per ordinary share.


Alan Montgomery, Chief Executive                     020 7423 0507
e-comsport group plc

David Simonson                                       020 7606 1244
Bobby Morse
Merlin Financial