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Friday 30 May, 2008


Board Appointment

RNS Number : 6688V
30 May 2008

30 May 2008

IMI plc appoints non-executive director

IMI plc, the major international engineering solutions business, today announced the appointment of Bob Stack as a non-executive director with effect from 13 June 2008. Mr Stack (58) has recently announced his decision to retire at the year end as an executive director of Cadbury plc, having served over 18 years in a number of progressively senior roles. A US national, Mr Stack has extensive international experience, with a specialist capability in the fields of HR, External Affairs, and Corporate Communications. He is a non-executive director of J Sainsbury plc where he is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and he also serves on the Advisory Committee for Management Education at INSEAD. Mr Stack will be joining the audit, nominations and remuneration committees of IMI plc.

Commenting on this appointment Norman Askew, Chairman of IMI, said 'The appointment of Bob Stack considerably strengthens the independent non-executive presence at IMI. His extensive experience of international business, acquired with highly respected blue chip companies, will be of enormous value to us'.

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For further information contact:

IMI plc

Graham Truscott, Communications Director 

Tel: 0121 717 3712

Weber Shandwick Financial 

Nick Oborne / Stephanie Badjonat 

Tel: 020 7067 0700

Notes to editors

IMI is a dynamic, worldwide company delivering innovative engineering solutions to leading global customers in clearly defined niche markets. Its five businesses share a common goal - to convert their industry knowledge and market insight into customised, design-engineered solutions which create customer advantage and value. These include severe service valves, motion and fluid control systems, indoor climate controls, beverage dispense systems, and merchandising display systems for retail operations.

Close customer relationships, strong positions in growing markets and clear differentiation through technological innovation or service are the defining characteristics of all IMI businesses.

IMI is quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Information about IMI plc can be found on the website:

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