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Thursday 12 January, 2006


Appointment of Chairman

12 January 2006

                                                                 12 January 2006

                                  AVEVA Group plc

                      Appointment of Nick Prest as Chairman

AVEVA Group plc, one of the world's leading providers of engineering data and
design IT systems, today announces the appointment of Nick Prest, CBE to the
Board of AVEVA with effect from 11 January 2006.  He will serve initially as
Deputy Chairman and will succeed Richard King, CBE as Chairman when he retires
from the Board on 31 March 2006.

Nick Prest, 52 spent his early career (1974-81) at the Ministry of Defence
before joining Alvis Plc in 1982 where he became Marketing Director in 1985. In
1989 he was appointed Chief Executive and also became Chairman of Avimo Group,
an international electo-optics group headquartered and quoted in Singapore in
which Alvis held 42.5% shareholding. He became Chairman of Alvis in 1996 and
served as Chairman and Chief Executive until 2004.

In addition, Nick held a number of appointments in the wider defence industry,
including serving as Chairman of the Defence Manufacturers' Association and Vice
Chairman of the Defence Industries Council.

Commenting on the appointment, Richard Longdon, Chief Executive of AVEVA, said:
'On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Richard King for his contribution
to our development since the MBO in 1994.  We greatly valued his unstinting
support and wise counsel.  We are delighted to welcome Nick Prest whose
international experience will be an invaluable asset for the Company.'

Nick Prest added: 'I am delighted to take up the Chair at AVEVA.  It is a
business with a strong technical offering and market position which has made
tremendous progress during Richard King's tenure. I look forward to putting my
experience in the engineering industry and international markets to work with
Richard Longdon and the executive team to continue AVEVA's success into the

This announcement confirms that in respect of Mr Prest's appointment, no
information is required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13 R.


Aveva Group plc                                               Tel: 01223 556 611

Richard Longdon, Chief Executive
Paul Taylor, Finance Director

Hudson Sandler                                                Tel: 020 7796 4133
Andrew Hayes
Sandrine Gallien
James Hill

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