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Hardide PLC (HDD)

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Monday 12 February, 2007

Hardide PLC

Directorate Change

Hardide PLC
12 February 2007

Press Release                                                   12 February 2007

                                  Hardide plc

                          ('Hardide' or the 'Company')

                            Holdings in Company
                             Directorate Change

Hardide plc (AIM:HDD), the provider of unique surface engineering technology,
has been informed that, on 9 February 2007, Ellis & Company placed 31,499,725
ordinary shares in Hardide on behalf of Flintstone Management Services Ltd, a
subsidiary of Proventec Plc ('Proventec').  Subsequent to this transaction
Proventec no longer has a shareholding in Hardide.

Following this transaction, David Chestnutt, non-executive Chairman of Hardide
has announced his intention to step down from the Board of the Company, with
effect from 31 March 2007, to focus on other business interests, including his
current position as Chief Executive of Proventec plc.  A new non-executive
Chairman will be appointed in due course.

Commenting on the shareholding, Jim Murray-Smith, Chief Executive of Hardide,
said: 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank Proventec and David
Chestnutt for their support to date in bringing Hardide from a concept
technology to a significant competitor in the global surface engineering sector.

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For further information:
Hardide plc
Jim Murray Smith, Chief Executive                      Tel: +44 (0) 1869 353 830                              

Daniel Stewart & Company plc
Paul Shackleton, Corporate Finance                    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7 776 6550

Media enquiries:
Chris Lane / Laura Riascos de Castro                   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7700                   

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