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Monday 11 September, 2006

National Express

Board Changes

National Express Group PLC
11 September 2006


Monday 11 September 2006


                   National Express Group PLC ('the company')

                                 Board Changes


Following the announcement of his appointment at the Annual General Meeting on
24 May 2006, National Express today confirms that Richard Bowker will start at
the company as Group Chief Executive and be appointed to the Board on 12
September 2006.  As previously announced, Phil White, the current Group Chief
Executive, is retiring from the company and will step down from his role as
Chief Executive and director with effect from today, 11 September 2006.


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Notes to Editors:

Richard, aged 40, is a qualified chartered management accountant, starting his
business career at London Underground where he specialised in innovative
procurement techniques, commercial development and public private partnerships.
Between December 2001 and September 2004, he was Chair and Chief Executive of
the Strategic Rail Authority where during a period of recovery for UK railways
he led the industry through the successful delivery of the multi billion pound
West Coast Main Line Route Modernisation, the replacement of the life expired
slam door commuter trains, and improved performance. Richard was formerly
commercial director of Virgin Group and co-chairman of Virgin Rail.  In August
2005 he was appointed Chief Executive of the Partnerships for Schools ('PfS'), a
government body responsible for delivering the Building Schools for the Future
investment programme.


For further information, please contact:

Nicola Marsden/Georgina Parkes
National Express Group PLC                           020 7529 2000

Andrew Dowler/Ben Foster
Financial Dynamics                                   020 7831 3113




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