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Friday 07 December, 2001

National Express

Board Change

National Express Group PLC
7 December 2001

7 December 2001







National Express Group PLC
Board Change


With the continued focus on local teams being responsible for operations and
business development and the consequent reduction in the role of the central
commercial function, National Express announces that Richard Brown, Group
Commercial Director, has today resigned as a director of National Express
Group PLC.



Richard has been with the Group for five years and became Commercial Director
in July 1999.



Commenting on Richard's departure, Phil White, Chief Executive, National
Express said: 'Richard has been a valuable member of the Board and I would
like to thank him for his input over the years. He has played an important
role in the development of the Group's well respected trains division.
Furthermore, as Chairman of the Association of Train Operating Companies he
has helped lead the industry during a particularly difficult period. As a
result of greater decentralisation within the Group, the role of a central
commercial function has become more limited and therefore, we have agreed with
Richard that it is now appropriate for him to move on.'



ENDS



For further information, please contact:



Nicola Marsden, Director of Group Communications

National Express Group PLC

020 7529 2000



Andrew Dowler/Ben Foster

Financial Dynamics

020 7831 3113