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Monday 27 January, 2003

Caledonia Inv PLC

Appointment of Non-Executive

Caledonia Investments PLC
27 January 2003

                           CALEDONIA INVESTMENTS PLC


The board of Caledonia Investments plc ('Caledonia') is pleased to announce the
appointment of David Thompson as an independent non-executive director of the
Company with effect from 3 March 2003.

Mr Thompson is chairman of The Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries, PLC and is a
non-executive director of The JP Morgan Fleming Smaller Companies Investment
Trust plc, Persimmon Plc and The Income & Growth Trust Plc. From 1994 to 2001 he
was also a non-executive director of El Oro Mining & Exploration Co plc and The
Exploration Co plc.

There are no details requiring disclosure in relation to Mr Thompson under
paragraphs 6.F.2(b) to (g) of the UKLA Listing Rules.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Buckley, chairman of Caledonia, said:

'I am delighted that David Thompson has agreed to join us as an independent
non-executive director. His considerable experience and wisdom will bring
valuable additional expertise to our board.'

                                                                 27 January 2003


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Peter Buckley, Chairman

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Alex Sandberg
Tony Friend

Note to Editors

David Thompson, 48, joined The Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries, PLC ('W&DB') in
1977 and held positions in retailing, production and marketing and distribution
before being appointed managing director in 1986 and chairman in 2001. Under his
leadership W&DB has become the largest independent brewer in the UK and one of
the largest pub operators, both through consistent organic development and by
expansion through the acquisition of other regional brewers - Cameron Brewery
Co, Marston Thompson & Evershed Plc and Mansfield Brewery Plc.

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