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Monday 07 February, 2005

Xaar PLC

Appointment of Sales Director

Xaar PLC
07 February 2005



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        7th February 2005


                                    Xaar plc


                  APPOINTMENT OF SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Xaar plc ('Xaar'), the inkjet printing technology group headquartered in
Cambridge, is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Eaves, 51, as
Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director and member of the board effective from
1st March 2005. Mr Eaves joins the group from Dainippon Screen, a world leader
in electronic equipment for the graphics arts, flat panel display, printed
circuit board and semi-conductor markets, where he held the position of
Marketing Manager, Europe.

Phil brings over 20 years of sales and marketing expertise across many sectors
of the imaging and printing industries, and has held senior management positions
at Scitex, Crosfield, and Xeikon, one of the pioneers of digital printing.


Ian Dinwoodie, Xaar's Chief Executive, commented:

'We are pleased to welcome Phil Eaves to Xaar. This appointment signals a
further strengthening of the leadership team at Xaar. His considerable
experience and strong track record of growing revenues within the imaging and
printing industries internationally will be a key asset at a time when inkjet is
set to rapidly become a mainstream technology across these and other
industries.'


Phil Eaves commented:

'Xaar is at the forefront of innovative ink jet technology developments and
applications used in a growing number of industries worldwide. I am looking
forward to the challenge of driving the continued high growth of the company'.


Further information


Xaar confirms that there are no items requiring disclosure under paragraphs (b),
(c), (e), (f) and (g) of Rule 6 F 2 of the Listing Rules. Pursuant to paragraph
(d) of Rule 6 F 2 and Rule 16.4 of the Listing Rules Mr Eaves was, from 1999 to
2000, Managing Director Europe of Portalis Ltd, a company registered in the
Netherlands. Nine months after Mr Eaves resigned from the company, the company
was voluntarily dissolved. All creditors of the company were paid and all legal
liabilities of the company were met. Mr Eaves held no directorships in public
companies within the past five years.


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Contacts

Xaar plc:                                                          01223-423663

Ian Dinwoodie, Chief Executive                                   www.xaar.co.uk
Nigel Berry, Group Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive

Bankside Consultants:

Steve Liebmann or Susan Scott                                     020-7444-4140


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