Board appointments

McBride PLC 01 September 2003 1 September 2003 Board Appointments McBride plc, Europe's leading supplier of household and personal care retail brand products, announces the appointment of two additional independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board. The appointments take effect today 1 September 2003. 1. Christine A Bogdanowicz-Bindert Christine is an experienced financier born in Belgium, with joint Belgian/ Polish nationality. She has worked throughout Europe and the USA for the last 30 years firstly with the International Monetary Fund and then, until 1990, with Lehman Brothers Inc as a senior Vice President. Since 1990 she has been the President of Bindert GmbH in Germany which specialises in strategic/corporate planning issues for multinationals in Poland and has held a number of non-executive directorships in Poland and the US. 2. Robert Lee Robert has over 35 years experience in the petrochemical and allied industries. He was employed by Dow Chemicals for 28 years in a variety of international senior management positions. In 1997, he joined a new management team established at Octel Corp, enabling its successful demerger to become an independent publicly quoted petroleum additive company, listed on the NYSE. In 1999 he established both the European division of CheMatch, a new business venture providing e-commerce services for the petrochemical industry and Advanced Plastics Technologies, developer, owner and successful licensor of a portfolio of leading edge intellectual property for the international packaging industry. Commenting on the appointments, Allen Sheppard, Chairman of McBride, said: 'We are very pleased to welcome these two new Non-Executive Directors to the Board of McBride. They bring a wide range of key skills and knowledge to support McBride's growth with particular relevance to our Central and Eastern European markets and our relationships with the chemical industry. They join at a particularly exciting time for McBride which is maintaining a sustained period of improved performance and opportunity'. As already announced, the preliminary results for the year ending 30 June 2003 will be released on 11 September 2003. For further information please contact: Andrew Dowler, Financial Dynamics 020 7831 3113 Notes to editors The Board of McBride plc consists of the following: Chairman Lord Sheppard of Didgemere Chief Executive Mike Handley Group Financial Director Miles Roberts Senior Non-Executive Director Henri Talerman (USA) Non-Executive Directors Colin Smith Christine A Bogdanowicz-Bindert (Belgian/Polish) Robert Lee This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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