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Friday 24 January, 2003

Wolv.& Dudley Brews.

Board Appointment

Wolverhampton& Dudley Breweries PLC
24 January 2003

24 January 2003


                               BOARD APPOINTMENT

The Board of W&DB is pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair Darby, 36,
Managing Director, W&DB Brands, to the Board as an executive director with
effect from 27 January 2003.

Alistair Darby originally joined W&DB from Mars in 1991 and worked for the
company in a number of sales and marketing roles until 1995.  He rejoined the
business from United Distillers in 1997, becoming managing director of the
Camerons brewery and subsequently director of retail operations in the
Pathfinder Pubs division.  He took up his present position with W&DB Brands in
July 2002.

W&DB Brands brews, sells and distributes leading branded beers including
Marston's Pedigree, Banks's and Mansfield ales.

Ralph Findlay, Chief Executive of W&DB, said: 'We are delighted to welcome
Alistair Darby to the Board.  His operational experience and marketing skills
make him a real asset to our business.'


The Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries, PLC       Hudson Sandler
Ralph Findlay, Chief Executive                  Keith Hann / Andrew Hayes
Tel:  01902 329517                              Tel:   020 7796 4133

NOTE:  In accordance with UKLA Listing Requirements, The Wolverhampton & Dudley
Breweries, PLC confirms that there are no other details which require to be
disclosed under para 6F. 2(b) - (g) of the UKLA Listing Rules with respect to
Alistair Darby.

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