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Thursday 20 January, 2005

Caledonia Inv PLC


Caledonia Investments PLC
20 January 2005

Caledonia Investments plc

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

The board of Caledonia Investments plc ('Caledonia') is pleased to announce the
appointment of Richard Goblet d'Alviella as an independent non-executive
director with immediate effect.

Since 1989, Mr Goblet d'Alviella has been Chief Executive Officer of Sofina s.a.
('Sofina'), a quoted Belgian financial holding company with assets of some
€2.5bn.  Prior to joining Sofina, he was a managing director of the Paine Webber
Group and has a 15-year background in international investment banking in London
and New York. A Belgian national, Mr Goblet d'Alviella holds a commercial
engineer's degree from the University of Brussels and a Master's degree in
business administration from Harvard Business School. He is 56.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Buckley, Chairman of Caledonia, said:

'I am delighted that Richard Goblet d'Alviella has agreed to join us as a
non-executive director.  His considerable knowledge and experience in corporate
finance and investment management, particularly in continental Europe, will
provide a valuable additional resource to the board.'

20 January 2005


Caledonia Investments plc                            Tel: 020 7802 8080
Peter Buckley, Chairman

College Hill                                         Tel: 020 7457 2020
Tony Friend
Richard Pearson

Additional details requiring disclosure in relation to Mr Goblet d'Alviella
under paragraph 16.4 of the UKLA Listing Rules.

(a)    Mr Goblet d'Alviella is currently a director of the following publicly
quoted companies:

Sofina s.a.                                                         (Belgium)

Eurazeo                                                             (France)

Danone                                                              (France)

Delhaize                                                            (Belgium)

SES Global                                                          (Luxembourg)

Henex                                                               (Belgium)

Societe des Glaces de Moustier-sur-Sambre                           (Belgium)

(b)    In the previous five years, Mr Goblet d'Alviella has held the following
directorships of publicly quoted companies:

Fortis                                                              (Belgium/

Tractabel s.a.                                                      (Belgium)

Sidro s.a.                                                          (Belgium)

There are no other details requiring disclosure under paragraphs 6.F.2(b) to (g)
of the Listing Rules.

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