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Thursday 31 May, 2001

Vardy(Reg) PLC

New Appointment

Vardy(Reg) PLC
31 May 2001


            APPOINTMENT OF A NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR

Reg  Vardy  plc, one of the country's leading  motor  retail
groups, today announced that Robert Thomas Forrester ACA has
been  appointed Finance Director to take effect on  29  June
2001.   This  follows the appointment to Chief Executive  of
Gerard  Thomas  Murray, the former Finance  Director,  which
took effect on 1 May 2001.

Mr   Forrester,  31,  was  previously  Finance  Director  of
Brookhouse  Group  Limited  and  qualified  as  a  chartered
accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Commenting  on  today's announcement, Peter Vardy,  Chairman
said:

'I  am  delighted that Robert will be joining the Main Board
next  month.  Robert brings with him an impressive  academic
record  and significant experience of the corporate  finance
environment.   He is young, energetic and dynamic,  which  I
believe,  complements the existing culture of the Group  and
further strengthens its management team.'

Save for a beneficial holding of 1,333 ordinary shares of 10
pence  each  in  Reg  Vardy  plc  acquired  prior  to   this
announcement  there are no details requiring  disclosure  in
respect  of  paragraph  16.4 of the  Listing  Rules  for  Mr
Forrester.


Contact:
Peter Vardy, Chairman Reg Vardy plc
0191 516 3601
Gerard Murray, Chief Executive Reg Vardy plc
0191 516 3603

Jonathan Brill/Billy Clegg, Bell Pottinger Financial
020 7353 9203