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Monday 17 December, 2007

Hardide PLC

Appointment of Chairman

Hardide PLC
17 December 2007




Press Release                                                   17 December 2007





                                  Hardide plc



('Hardide' or 'the Company')



                     Appointment of Non-Executive Chairman





Hardide plc (AIM:HDD), the provider of unique surface engineering technology, is
pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Goddard to the Board of Hardide
plc as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 28 January 2008.



A chartered engineer, Mr Goddard was on the executive board of Burmah Castrol
plc and previously managed its worldwide fuels business and a substantial
portion of its chemicals business. He subsequently joined Amberley Group PLC in
November 2000 where he was Chief Executive, responsible for turning round and
selling on its four speciality chemical subsidiaries, thereby enhancing the
share price substantially before leaving in 2002. More recently he has had a
variety of advisory and turnaround assignments.  He is also currently chairman
of a group developing a waste-to-energy business using innovative technology.



Robert John Goddard, aged 56, is, or has been within the last five years, a
director or a partner of the following companies or partnerships:



Current



Prealtus Limited

RedStart Partners LLP

RedStart Investment 2006 LLP

Pulse Environmental Limited

AWP Environmental Limited



Previous



Amberley Europe Limited

Amberley Group PLC

Amberley (South) Limited

Amberley (North) Limited

Fruehauf Trailers Limited (dissolved)

XFL Limited (dissolved)

Cranes Trailers Limited (dissolved)

Fruehauf Europe Limited (dissolved)

General Trailers United Kingdom Limited (liquidated)


Fruehauf Properties Limited (liquidated)

Dereham South Green Limited (liquidated)

Dereham Rash's Green Limited (liquidated)

Fruehauf Holdings Limited (liquidated)

Binder 22 Limited (dissolved)

Rosewood Enterprises Limited

Rosewood Corporate Appointments Limited



There are no other matters which are required to be announced with regard to
this appointment under paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules.



Commenting on the appointment, Jim Murray-Smith, Chief Executive of Hardide plc,
said:  'The Board is very pleased to welcome Robert Goddard as Non-Executive
Chairman.  His depth of experience in successfully directing multinational and
SME business brings a new and valuable perspective to Board level
decision-making.  The Group is entering a very exciting period where it faces
many opportunities for further developing the business.  Robert's strategic
counsel will play an important role in the next phase of the Group's growth.'




For further information:


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

Jackie Robinson, Head of Communications
jmurray-smith@hardide.com                                        www.hardide.com


Seymour Pierce
Nicola Marrin                                          Tel: +44 (0) 20 7107 8000



Media enquiries:
Abchurch
Chris Lane / George Parker                             Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7700
chris.lane@abchurch-group.com                             www.abchurch-group.com






Notes to editors:

Hardide provides and applies tungsten carbide-based coatings to a wide range of
engineering components.  The Company's patented technology is unique in that it
combines both abrasion and corrosion resistant properties in one coating.  When
applied to components, the technology is proven to offer dramatic cost savings
through reduced downtime and extended component life.  Customers include leading
companies operating in oil and gas exploration and production, valve and pumps
manufacturing, general engineering and aerospace.








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