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Monday 03 December, 2007

Booker Group PLC

Directorate Change

Booker Group PLC
03 December 2007


Booker Group plc ('Booker') - New Non-Executive Directors

3 December 2007


APPOINTMENT OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS


The Board of Booker is pleased to announce that Lord Bilimoria (46) and Andrew
Cripps (50) have been appointed as non-executive directors with effect from 1
December 2007.


Karan Bilimoria is a Cambridge University Law Graduate and a qualified Chartered
Accountant.  He is the Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer.  He is an Advisory
Board Member of Boston Analytics and a former Non-Executive Director of Brake
Brothers.  He is also Chairman of the UKIBC and an independent Crossbench Peer
in the House of Lords.


Andrew Cripps is a Cambridge University Economics Graduate and a qualified
Chartered Accountant. He is a former senior executive with British American
Tobacco, most recently as head of strategy development. He is currently a
non-executive director of Swedish Match AB and Trifast PLC.


Richard Rose, chairman of Booker, said:


'We are delighted to announce these appointments. Karan and Andrew will be
excellent additions to the Board of Booker, bringing valuable insight and varied
experience. Both have a great deal of financial and business knowledge. Karan
also brings his deep understanding of the beverage industry with a strong
consumer-facing brand while Andrew is a seasoned non-executive director. We are
delighted that we have attracted businessmen of their calibre.'


Save as disclosed below, there is nothing further to disclose in relation to the
appointment of Lord Bilimoria or Andrew Cripps under Schedule Two, paragraph (g)
of the AIM Rules:



Full name: Karan Faridoon Bilimoria


Current directorships:

Boston Analytics


Previous directorships:

Brake Brothers



Full name: Andrew Graham Cripps


Current directorships:

Swedish Match AB, Sweden

Trifast PLC


Previous directorships:

Oxford House Inc

Carreras Group Limited, Jamaica

Rothmans Finance plc

BAV Directors Limited

Dunhill Tobacco of London Limited

Rothmans International Limited

Rothmans Trading Limited

Rothmans UK Holdings Limited













ENDS


Notes to Editors:

The group advised on admission that it was the intention of the Board to appoint
two independent non-executive directors to join the Board.





For further details please contact:


Susanna Voyle

Celia Gordon Shute

Tulchan Communications +44 (0) 20 7427 1580



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