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Wednesday 14 September, 2005

Xaar PLC

Appointment of director

Xaar PLC
14 September 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          14 September 2005

                                    Xaar plc

                     Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Xaar plc ('Xaar'), the inkjet printing technology group headquartered in
Cambridge, announces the appointment of Robert Eckelmann as a non-executive
director, with effect from 1 October 2005.

Mr Eckelmann, 49, started his career with the US Government in the Department of
Commerce where he was involved in global trade policy for the science and
electronics sector.  In 1988 he joined Intel Corporation at an early stage in
its development in a role within 'The office of the President', before moving to
Singapore to launch Intel's Asian business.  He later became VP and General
Manager for the whole EMEA region.  Mr Eckelmann, a US citizen, holds several
European non-executive directorships including Wolfson Microelectronics plc in
the UK.

Xaar's Chairman, Arie Rosenfeld commented:

'Rob Eckelmann has an excellent track record of working with growing electronics
companies.  His experience at Intel and internationally will enable him to
contribute to the next stage of Xaar's growth as it moves forward into new
markets and geographies.'

Additional information

Xaar confirms that there are no items requiring disclosure under sections (2),
(4), (5) and (6) of paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.  Pursuant to section
(1) of paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules Mr Eckelmann is a non-executive
director of Wolfson Microelectronics plc.  Pursuant to section (3) of paragraph
9.6.13 of the Listing Rules Mr Eckelmann was non-executive chairman of Norwood
Systems Ltd, a privately held company placed into administration in October 2004


Xaar plc:                                                          01223-423663
Ian Dinwoodie, Chief Executive                         
Nigel Berry, Group Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive

Bankside Consultants:
Steve Liebmann or Susan Scott                      020-7367-8883 / 07802-888159

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