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Friday 27 February, 2004

Havelock Europa PLC

Appoint of non-exe Director

Havelock Europa PLC
27 February 2004



                              HAVELOCK EUROPA PLC

       Appointment of Non-executive Director - Robert A Duncan B.Com, CA

Havelock, the education furniture, retail interiors and point of sale display
business, announces the appointment of Robbie Duncan, aged 53, as a
non-executive Director, with immediate effect.

Robbie Duncan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers
(formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in 1975. Thereafter, he held a number of financial
positions in the oil and construction industries before joining FirstGroup plc
in 1986.

From that year until his retirement in 2003, he was an executive Director of
FirstGroup, during which time the company grew substantially through
acquisitions and mergers, creating the UK's largest bus group. Initially
appointed as Finance Director, Robbie subsequently undertook the positions of
Director UK Bus and Business Change Director as well as Acting President of US
Operations.

In 1991, Robbie received an award as Scottish Financial Director of the Year. As
well as being a non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of
the oil services company Abbot Group plc, he is a Governor of the Robert Gordon
University in Aberdeen.

Welcoming Robbie Duncan to the Board, Michael Kennedy, Chairman, stated 'We are
delighted that Robbie Duncan is joining the Board and are confident that his
wide experience will be of considerable value to the Company.'

In relation to Robbie Duncan, other than as noted above, there is no information
which should require disclosure under paragraphs 6.F2 (b) to 6.F.2 (g) and
paragraphs 16.4 and 15.5 of The Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

Enquiries:

Havelock Europa PLC                                               01383-820044
Hew Balfour (Chief Executive)
Graham MacSporran (Finance Director)
Robbie Duncan (non-executive Director)

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Charles Ponsonby                                                 020-7444 4166




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