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Friday 16 August, 2002

Brown (N.) Group PLC

Board Appointment

Brown (N.) Group PLC
16 August 2002

                                                                  16 August 2002

N Brown Group plc

N Brown Group plc, the Manchester-based home shopping company, is pleased to
confirm that further to the announcement on 11 April 2002, Alan White will be
joining the company and taking up his position as Chief Executive on 2 September

Jim Martin, who has been Chief Executive of the company for the past 18 years,
will concurrently take up the role of Deputy Chairman of the Group.

Alan was formerly Group Finance Director of N Brown, from 1985 to 1999,
following which he became Group Finance Director of The Littlewoods Organisation

In accordance with Section 16.4 of the Listing Rules there are no disclosures to
be made in accordance with the details required by paragraphs 6F2 (b) to (g).


N Brown Group plc
Jim Martin, Chief Executive                          0161 236 8256
Tim Kowalski, Finance Director

Gavin Anderson & Company
Charlotte Stone                                      020 7554 1400


Notes to Editors

Mr White joined Littlewoods in June 1999 as Group Finance Director, prior to
which he worked as Group Finance Director for N Brown from 1985 to 1999. He has
also recently been a non-executive director of JD Sports PLC (September 1996 to
September 2001).

Before this he was General Manager of Finance at Sharp Electronics, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation of Japan. He is a qualified
chartered accountant and a law graduate from Warwick University.

Alan is 47 and is married with two children and lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

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