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Monday 18 December, 2006

UTV PLC

Company Secretary Change


18 December 2006

UTV plc APPOINTS PAUL O'BRIEN AS GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR

The Board of UTV plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul O'Brien,
FCMA, as Group Finance Director and Company Secretary. He takes up his position
with immediate effect. Paul joined the Group on the 4 September 2006 as Group
Finance Director (Designate). Prior to joining UTV plc, he spent over four
years working with IWP International plc as Group Finance Director and earlier
as Group Financial Controller. He also has over 10 years experience in senior
finance roles in the IT industry with Compaq Computer Corporation, Digital
Equipment Corporation and an indigenous Irish software services company, IT
Alliance Group.

Jim Downey who previously held the role of Group Finance Director has been
appointed as Group Commercial Director. Jim will have a broad remit across the
Group, with particular emphasis on sales growth.

The UTV Group is one of the most successful media companies in the UK and
Ireland and the new appointments will facilitate the further development and
growth of the Group.