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Monday 02 August, 2004

Ultraframe PLC

Appointment of Vanda Murray

Ultraframe PLC
02 August 2004

                                                                   2 August 2004


Ultraframe Plc, the leading specialist designer of conservatory systems in
Europe and North America, today announces the appointment of Vanda Murray, OBE,
as its UK Managing Director. Ms Murray will also have specific responsibility
for strategic marketing across the Group. She will take up her new role with
effect from 1st September 2004, and will remain on the Board, now in an
executive position.

Vanda Murray joins from Stanley Security Solutions, where she was President,
Europe, having formerly been Chief Executive of Blick plc, prior to its
acquisition by The Stanley Works Inc in January 2004. During her tenure at Blick
she played a key role in successfully turning the Group around, notably through
the implementation of a new strategy, to create a strong and focused
organisation that generated significant shareholder value. During her career she
has undertaken international marketing roles with ICI, GTE Inc and BET plc and
PAC International Ltd (a subsidiary of Blick plc).

Commenting on the appointment, David Moore, Chief Executive of Ultraframe, said:

'We are delighted that Vanda is bringing her broad business experience to the
position of UK Managing Director. Her specific expertise in sales, multi-channel
distribution and customer relationships will be a tremendous asset. Vanda's
experience in similar markets to our Company combined with her strong
international marketing background will further strengthen our executive team.
This is an important step as we respond to the challenges the Company is facing
in the UK market.'

Vanda Murray commented:

'I am extremely excited by this opportunity. During my two years as a
non-executive director of Ultraframe, I have had a first-hand opportunity to
view the Group and its prospects. I look forward to working together with the
committed management team to re-establish our track record of innovation,
quality and service and consolidate our sector leadership in both the UK and the

There are no details to be disclosed in connection with Rule 16.4 of the Listing
Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

For further information contact:
Ultraframe Plc
David Moore (Chief Executive)/ Alan Rothwell (Finance Director)    01200 443311

Brunswick Group LLP
Gill Ackers / Sarah Tovey                                          020 7404 5959

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Notes to editors

Biography of Vanda Murray, OBE

Ms Murray (43) has been a non-executive director of Ultraframe Plc since January
2002 and is a trustee and Non-Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute.
She joined ICI's graduate trainee scheme in 1983 and her career has incorporated
international marketing roles with ICI, GTE Inc and BET plc before she joined
PAC International Ltd, a subsidiary of Blick plc in 1991, as Sales and Marketing
Director. She became Blick's Group Sales and Marketing Director in 1999 and rose
to become Chief Executive in 2001. Her most recent role was at Stanley Security
Solutions, where she was President, Europe, since Blick's acquisition by The
Stanley Works Inc in January 2004.

Ultraframe Plc

Ultraframe, established in 1983, is the leading international designer and
manufacturer of conservatories and sunroom systems for domestic and light
commercial use. In Europe, the Group is primarily focused on the UK where it is
the industry leader in conservatory roof design and manufacture. In 1997
Ultraframe listed on the London Stock Exchange. In North America, the Four
Seasons business was acquired in 2001 and is the only nationally recognised
consumer brand for sunrooms in the US. The Group HQ team is based on the main UK
site in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Ultraframe employs 1,200 people worldwide and has
more US and European quality accreditations and patents as well as a broader
intellectual property base for its roofing and sunroom systems than any other
conservatory company. This ensures that the Group remains at the forefront of
quality and technological innovation with a reputation for excellence.

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