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Thursday 06 November, 2003

John David Group

Appointment of New FD

John David Group (The) PLC
06 November 2003

6 November 2003

                            The John David Group Plc

                       Appointment of New Finance Director

The John David Group Plc, ('the Group'), a leading specialist retailer of
fashionable branded sports and leisure wear, has appointed Brian Small to the
role of Group Finance Director and Company Secretary.

His current position is Operations Finance Director for Intercare Group PLC. His
previous positions include Finance Director of Denby Tableware, Finance Director
and Company Secretary of Kosset Carpets and Group Finance Director of Barr and
Wallace Arnold Trust PLC.

Prior to moving into industry, Brian spent nine years with Price Waterhouse in
both audit management and senior consultancy roles. He is a qualified Chartered
Accountant and has a BSc (Econ) Accounting and Finance from the London School of

Brian will become a member of the John David Group Plc Board and the company's
Executive Board. He will replace Malcolm Blackhurst, who last month, announced
his resignation and will leave the company at the end of December 2003. Brian
will formally take up his new role on 1st January 2004.

Roger Best, Chairman of John David Group Plc commented: 'Brian is a commercially
orientated professional manager, with more than seventeen years experience in
senior financial and general management roles. In particular, his significant
turnaround experience will be of great benefit to John David Group as we move

There are no other disclosures required under Section 6.F.2 (b-g) of the Listing

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Enquiries to:

The John David Group Plc                               0161 767 1000
Roger Best (Executive Chairman)

Hogarth Partnership Limited                            0207 357 9477
Andrew Jaques
Tom Leatherbarrow

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