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Wednesday 26 January, 2005

Exel PLC

Exel Appoints CEO EMEA

Exel PLC
26 January 2005



                   EXEL APPOINTS CEO, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND
                          AFRICA FROM PROCTER & GAMBLE

(London, UK - 26 January, 2005) Exel, the global world leader in supply chain
management, today announced that John Pattullo has been appointed as Chief
Executive of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with effect from 1 March
2005. John Pattullo will also join the Exel plc Board as an executive director
on the same date.

In his new role, Pattullo will head up Exel's EMEA operations which cover 84
countries, 67,000 employees and support the supply chain needs of many leading
companies. Working with the existing senior management team across the region,
he will be instrumental in driving growth across the region, particularly with
existing customers, and into new regions such as Eastern Europe, Middle East and
South Africa.

"I am pleased to welcome John to the team," commented John Allan, Exel's Chief
Executive. "As our operations in EMEA strengthen and develop, John's experience
in developing, implementing and consolidating supply chain operations will be
invaluable. He has undertaken both European and global roles which gives him a
good understanding of the complexities of the region, enabling him to provide
strong and effective leadership across EMEA."

John Pattullo has been with P&G since leaving Glasgow University in 1974. He has
had extensive supply chain experience through various logistics, manufacturing
and purchasing roles, and in the 1980s, he headed P&G's supply chain operations
in the UK. Since then, he has held a variety of regional and global supply chain
roles working in several countries including Belgium and Japan. He has been in
his current role as VP Product Supply, Global Beauty Care since 2000. A Scot,
John Pattullo is married with three children.

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Martin Leeburn/ Lydia Pretzlik



Notes to Editors - about Exel

Exel is the global leader in supply chain management, providing customer-focused
solutions to a wide range of manufacturing, retail and consumer industries.
Exel's comprehensive range of innovative logistics solutions encompasses the
entire supply chain from design and consulting through freight forwarding,
warehousing and distribution services to integrated information management and
e-commerce support.

Exel, a UK listed, FTSE 100 company, with a proforma turnover of £6.7 billion,
employs over 109,000 people in 2,050 locations in more than 120 countries
worldwide. Exel's customers include over 70% of the world's largest, quoted
non-financial companies. More information is available at www.exel.com.







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