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Thursday 01 February, 2001

National Express

Appointment

National Express Group PLC
1 February 2001



1st February 2001

                          NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP PLC

                       Non Executive Board Appointments

National Express Group PLC, the leading international passenger transport
company, announces the following changes to the Group Board.

With immediate effect, Tim Stevenson joins the Board as a non executive
director. Tim, aged 52, had a twenty-five year career at Burmah Castrol PLC,
culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive in 1998. He relinquished
this position in August 2000. Tim is a qualified barrister.

In addition, David Ross, aged 35, joins the Board as a non executive director.
David is Chief Operating Officer of The Carphone Warehouse Group PLC which he
joined in 1990. Prior to joining the group, he qualified as a chartered
accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Clive Myers, a non executive board member since 1991, will not seek
re-election to the Board at the Company AGM on 2nd May. James Watson, a non
executive board member since 1994, will also be standing down from the Board
at the AGM.

Commenting on these changes, Michael Davies, Chairman of National Express
said: 'I am delighted to announce the appointments of Tim and David. Both have
considerable knowledge of international markets and bring extensive marketing
and consumer experience. The Board looks forward to working with them. I would
like to take this opportunity to thank Clive and James for their
contributions. Since they joined the Board, National Express has grown into an
international group with an increasing overseas focus across Europe, US and
Australia. Their contribution has been considerable and they have been
valuable members of the team.'

National Express will announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31st
December 2000 on Wednesday 21st March 2001.


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