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Wednesday 02 January, 2002

Weeks Group PLC


Weeks Group PLC
2 January 2002

                WEEKS GROUP PLC ('Weeks Group' or 'the Group')

                            NEW CHAIRMAN APPOINTED

Weeks Group is pleased to announce the appointment of John Low as
Non-Executive Chairman following the retirement of the Group's founder, Dr
Alan Weeks, with immediate effect.

John Low, was formerly Chief Executive of Beazer Group plc, where he was
responsible for revitalising and expanding the organisation. He also held
senior positions with the Trafalgar Group as Chairman of Trafalgar House
Europe and as Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Homes.

Phillip Hill, Chief Executive of Weeks Group, commented:

'The Weeks Group will always be deeply indebted to our founder Dr Alan Weeks.
His uncompromising effort and vision have taken the Group from its modest
origins in 1973 and transformed it into the multi-disciplinary, AIM-listed
public company that it is today.

John Low's proven experience and expertise in revitalising and motivating
organisations, bringing innovation and managing change will continue to drive
the Group forward. We are therefore confident that he will play a decisive
role in managing the strategic growth and expansion of the Weeks Group in the
months and years ahead'.

John David Low (formerly John David Low-McMeekin), aged 57, holds or has held
the following directorships or partnerships within the last five years:


House Builders Federation Limited

Honeygrove Holdings Limited

Solar Century Holdings Limited

Past (within last five years):