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Monday 02 June, 2008

National Express

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 7651V
National Express Group PLC
02 June 2008


2 June 2008


For immediate release




National Express Group PLC ('the Group') is pleased to announce the appointment of Miranda Curtis to the Board as a Non Executive Director and Chair of the Group's Safety Committee with effect from 1st June 2008.  

Miranda has been the President, Liberty Global Japan since June 2005 having joined the Liberty Global Group in 1988. Miranda started her career at the BBC and, prior to joining Liberty, held senior posts at a number of new media technology companies.  

There are no details to be disclosed under Sections 9.6.13 R(1) to (6) of the UKLA Listing Rules in respect of Miranda's appointment.

In addition, after nearly nine years on the Board, Barry Gibson has retired as a Non Executive Director with effect from 31st May 2008. Barry will be replaced as Senior Independent Director by Tim Score and as Chair of the Group's Remuneration Committee by Roger Devlin.  

Commenting on the Board changes, David Ross, Chairman of National Express Group said: 'I am delighted to welcome Miranda to the Group Board. She will bring significant skill and experience and a truly international outlook from her very successful career to date in dynamic fast growing organisations. I would also like to give particular thanks to Barry Gibson for his tremendous efforts on behalf of the Company during his long tenure as a Non Executive Director.'

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For further information, please contact:

Richard Bowker/Joy Williams            


National Express Group PLC        0121 460 8419

Neil Bennett/Suzanne Bartch


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