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Monday 12 November, 2001

Yorkshire Group PLC


Yorkshire Group PLC
12 November 2001

12 November 2001

                             Yorkshire Group plc

                    Appointment of Group Finance Director

Yorkshire Group plc, the specialist dyes and chemicals Group, today announces
the appointment of Martin Towers as Group Finance Director with immediate
effect. Mr Towers is expected to be appointed to the Group Board with effect
from 1 December 2001.

Mr Towers (49) was most recently Finance Director of Allied Textile Companies
plc and before that led the successful restructuring of The Spring Ram
Corporation plc as Group Finance Director. Previously he held a series of
senior financial roles including Group Financial Controller of Ward White
Group plc and Finance Director of McCarthy & Stone plc.

Andrew J Dick, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Group plc, commented:

'We are delighted to welcome Martin to the Group. He brings a wealth of public
company experience into Yorkshire which, combined with his knowledge of the
global textiles market, will stand us in good stead as we continue the
transformation of the Group.'

For further enquiries please contact:

Andrew J Dick, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Group plc      Tel: 0113 2443111

Patrick Toyne-Sewell, Citigate Dewe Rogerson             Tel: 020 7638 9571