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Tuesday 03 September, 2002

Yorkshire Group PLC

Directorate Change

Yorkshire Group PLC
03 September 2002

                              Yorkshire Group plc

                    Appointment of Non-executive Director


Yorkshire Group plc, the speciality textile dyes and chemicals group, hereby
gives notice pursuant to Chapter 16, paragraph 16.4 of the Listing Rules of the
appointment of Dr. Albrecht Muller as a non-executive director with effect from
2nd September, 2002.

Dr Muller, a qualified chemist, has extensive specialist knowledge in the field
of textile chemicals, having been President of the Textile and Leather Dyes and
Chemicals operating division of BASF AG between 1987 and 1997.  Between 1998 and
2002 he was general manager of Rotta GmbH, a company specializing in chemicals
and auxiliaries for textile, paper and leather processing.

The provisions of Chapter 6 paragraphs 6.F.2 (b) - (d) do not apply to Dr
Muller.

Dr Muller joins the Board as an additional non-executive director of Yorkshire
Group plc, following the appointment of non-executive Chairman Pat Barrett in
March 2002 and the resignations of non-executive directors Philip Howard and Dr
Rex Clark in May 2002.


Cathy Baxandall
Company Secretary

3rd September 2002

For further information, please contact:


Yorkshire Group plc
Cathy Baxandall                  Tel: 0113 2443111



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