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Rexam PLC (REX)

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Monday 10 February, 2003

Rexam PLC

Directorate Change

Rexam PLC
10 February 2003


New appointment to Rexam Board

Further to its announcement on 28 October 2002, Rexam PLC, the global consumer
packaging company, is pleased to confirm that Graham Chipchase joins the Rexam
Board today. He will assume the position of Finance Director on 10 March.

Michael Hartnall, the current Finance Director, retires from the company at the
Annual General Meeting in May.

Graham, aged 40,has a BA (Hons) in Chemistry from Oriel College, Oxford and is a
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He joins Rexam from GKN plc,
the automotive and aerospace engineering group, where he was Finance Director of
its Aerospace Services business.

                                                                10 February 2003


Enquiries

Michael Hartnall, Finance Director                                 020 7227 4100
Per Erlandsson, Director Corporate Communications

Financial Dynamics
Richard Mountain                                                   020 7269 7291





Notes to Editors

Rexam is one of the world's top five consumer packaging groups. It is a leading
global beverage can maker and the No 1 can maker in Europe. Its global
operations focus on beverage packaging in metal, glass and plastic, and plastic
packaging solutions for the beauty, healthcare, and food industries around the
world. The Rexam Group employs some 21,000 people in around 20 countries
worldwide and has an ongoing turnover of approximately £3.0 billion. Rexam is a
member of the FTSE 100. Its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing
Authority and trade on the market for listed securities on the London Stock
Exchange under the symbol REX. For further information, visit Rexam's website at
www.rexam.com.


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