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Spirent PLC (SPT)

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Thursday 09 October, 2003

Spirent PLC

Directorate Change

Spirent PLC
09 October 2003

                                                            824 - 9 October 2003

                                  SPIRENT PLC

                 andrew given appointed non-executive director

Spirent plc (LSE: SPT; NYSE: SPM), a leading international network technology
company, announces that Andrew Given has been appointed as a non-executive
director with effect from today.

Andrew (55) was formerly Deputy Chief Executive of Logica plc and has
substantial experience of international high technology markets and companies,
particularly in telecoms.  His previous position as Group Finance Director of
Logica plc brings additional relevant financial experience to the Board.  He
will succeed James Wyness as Chairman of the Audit Committee.  Andrew also
currently serves as the senior independent non-executive director on the boards
of VT Group plc and Spectris plc.

Commenting, John Weston, Chairman of Spirent, said:

'We are delighted that Andrew has agreed to join our Board.  His considerable
experience in the high-tech sector and financial acumen will be of great value
to the Group.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank James Wyness for
his excellent service as Chairman of the Audit Committee over the past 10 years.
  James remains as our senior independent non-executive director.'

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Nicholas Brookes, Chief Executive            Spirent plc    +44 (0)1293 767676
Eric Hutchinson, Finance Director

Investor Relations
Catherine Nash                               Spirent plc    +44 (0)1293 767676

Jon Coles/Rupert Young                       Brunswick      +44 (0)20 7404 5959

About Spirent

Spirent plc is an international network technology company providing
state-of-the-art systems and solutions for a broad range of customers.  Our
Communications group is a worldwide provider of integrated performance analysis
and service assurance systems for next-generation network technologies.
Spirent's solutions enable customers to develop and deploy network equipment and
services more economically and efficiently by emulating real-world conditions
and assuring end-to-end performance of large-scale networks.  Our Network
Products group provides innovative solutions for fastening, identifying,
insulating, organising, routing and connectivity that add value to electrical
and communication networks in a wide range of applications.  Our Systems group
offers integrated solutions for the power controls and aerospace markets.
Further information about Spirent plc can be found at

Spirent plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT) and on the New
York Stock Exchange (ticker: SPM; CUSIP number: 84856M209) with one American
Depositary Receipt representing four Ordinary shares.

Spirent and the Spirent logo are registered trademarks of Spirent plc.  All
rights reserved.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on
current expectations or beliefs, as well as assumptions about future events.  By
their nature, forward-looking statements are inherently predictive, speculative
and involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on
circumstances that will occur in the future.  You should not place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of
future performance and are subject to factors that could cause our actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these
statements.  These risks include the risks described from time to time in
Spirent plc's Securities and Exchange Commission periodic reports and filings.
The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements
contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

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