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Tuesday 06 April, 2004

Johnston Group PLC

Board Appointment

Johnston Group PLC
06 April 2004




                               Johnston Group PLC
            
6th April 2004

                      Appointment of Group Chief Executive


The Board of Johnston Group PLC announces the appointment of Mr. Kash Pandya
MPhil. BEng. as Group Chief Executive with effect from 26th April 2004.

The position of Chief Executive is a new appointment to complement the role of
Chris Woodwark who was appointed non-executive Group Chairman on 1st January
2004. Aged 41, Mr. Pandya has a background in engineering and manufacturing, his
most recent appointment being with APW Inc., an American company involved in the
design, manufacture and integration of electronic products on a global basis,
where he had responsibility for operations in Europe, Asia and South America.

Mr. Marcus Jordan, currently Group Managing Director, has tendered his
resignation and will leave the Board and the Group on 23rd April 2004. The Board
wishes to record their appreciation of Marcus's contribution since he joined the
Group as legal adviser in 1989. He was appointed to the Board in 1995 and Group
Managing Director in 1998.

For further information:

Peter Willetts / Justin Griffiths
Tavistock Communications
Tel: 020 7920 3150



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