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Wednesday 10 May, 2006

Oxford Instruments

Directorate Change

Oxford Instruments PLC
10 May 2006

Oxford Instruments plc - Board Changes

Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high-technology tools and systems
for industry and research, announces that Martin Lamaison will be retiring as
Group Financial Director with effect from 7th August 2006. Martin has been with
Oxford Instruments plc since 1985 and during that time has played a significant
role in the development of the Group.

Kevin Boyd, currently Group Finance Director of Radstone Technology plc will
join the Oxford Instruments plc Board of Directors on 8th August 2006 as Group
Finance Director. Kevin Boyd, aged 41, joined the Radstone Technology Board in
2003 and was previously the Finance Director of Siroyan Limited and has held
senior finance positions within the TI Group. Kevin qualified as a Chartered
Accountant with Arthur Andersen and is also a Chartered Engineer.

Oxford Instruments plc will be announcing its preliminary results on 13th June

Jonathan Flint, Oxford Instruments' Chief Executive, said:

"On behalf of the Board, I thank Martin for his outstanding contribution to
Oxford Instruments over the years. His high standards and extensive experience
have been reflected in the strength of the finance function throughout the
business. I also thank him personally for his steadfast support since my
appointment in April 2005. We all wish him well in his retirement.

"We are delighted with the appointment of Kevin and believe that his
wide-ranging business experience will be a great asset to the Group as it
continues to evolve and grow. It is good news for all Oxford Instruments
stakeholders that we have been able to effect a smooth succession and attract
another top class executive to the Board."

In accordance with paragraph 9.6.13 (1) of the Listing Rules, we notify that
Kevin Boyd is not a current director of any other publicly quoted company.
There are no further details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 (2) to
(6) of the Listing Rules.

Oxford Instruments plc                                      01865 881437
Jonathan Flint, Chief Executive Officer
Martin Lamaison, Financial Director

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Rachel Hirst
Andrew Jaques

Notes to Editors

Oxford Instruments has a broad range of capabilities which provide the tools,
processes and solutions needed to advance fundamental nanoscience research and
its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. With a unique set of
technologies to enable the manipulation and observation of matter at the
smallest scales, Oxford Instruments offers solutions for the fabrication and
characterisation of nanoscale materials, structures and devices, and
environments in which to perform fundamental nanoscience.

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over forty
years ago, Oxford Instruments today employs over 1,200 people, operating
globally, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (OXIG).

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