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Tuesday 21 October, 2003


Directorate Change

21 October 2003

21st October 2003

                                 ITE Group plc

                               BOARD APPOINTMENT

ITE Group plc ('ITE'), the international exhibitions specialist, today announces
that it has appointed Mike Hartley as Non-Executive Director, effective from
21st October 2003.

Mike Hartley, 54, is currently Chairman of Dawson International plc, the world's
leading cashmere business. He brings extensive international management
experience to the Board, having spent 10 years with Coats Viyella plc where for
the last three years he held the position of Chief Executive of the Viyella
division. He also held senior positions with the Company in Asia, Australia and
Africa, and brings to ITE specific emerging market knowledge and experience in
dealing with B2B in less developed markets.

Prior to joining Coats Viyella, Mr Hartley held several chief executive and
marketing roles within the retail sector, including at Tootal Group plc, Lewis
Meeson Ltd, Trinity International Holdings plc and Marks & Spencer plc. Most
recently Mr Hartley has been working with several prominent private equity

Mr Hartley holds an MBA from Manchester Business School.

There are no further disclosures in relation to Mr Hartley's appointment under
Rule 16.4 of the Listings Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

Commenting on the appointment, Iain Paterson, Chairman, said:

'Mike Hartley is a highly successful businessman whose management experience,
particularly in emerging markets, should provide a valuable addition to the ITE
Board. We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Board and look forward to working
with him to grow the business further.'

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Iain Paterson, Chairman            ITE Group plc     020 7596 5000
Ian Tomkins, Chief Executive       ITE Group plc     020 7596 5000
David Simonson/ Nicola Davidson    Merlin Financial  020 7606 1244

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