McBride PLC 14 September 2001 Friday, 14 September 2001 McBride plc announces the forthcoming appointment of Finance Director The Board of McBride plc is pleased to announce the forthcoming appointment of Miles W Roberts as Group Finance Director. Miles will join McBride towards the end of 2001 at a date to be agreed with his current employer, and replaces Terry Monks who resigned earlier this year and leaves in the autumn. Miles is an ACA having gained a BSc from Bristol University in civil engineering. After training with Ernst & Young from 1988-1992, he spent three years in financial management positions with Trafalgar House plc. In 1995 he became Financial Controller of Vivendi Water a UK water subsidiary, and was then Finance Director with Three Valleys Water Plc from 1997, before joining his current employer, Costain Group plc as their Group Finance Director in 2000. Miles is 37 and married with four children. Commenting on the appointment Mike Handley, Chief Executive said: 'Miles' financial experience together with his involvement in the service focused water industry and his early background in engineering with Ove Arup & Partners will bring a strong contribution to McBride.' For further information please contact: Fiona Meiklejohn, Financial Dynamics Tel: 020 7 831 3113 Ends Notes to editors: McBride plc is Europe's leading manufacturer of private label household and personal care products supplying Europe's largest retailers. McBride plc recently announced its preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2001 and advised; 'that the trading performance in July and August this year has continued in line with the stronger fourth quarter of the last financial year. Sales and profits of the core household and personal care products are ahead of the equivalent period last year. Overall, trading profits in this two month period have made up for the absence of Wrafton'.


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