Board Membership Changes

Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC 16 February 2005 16th February 2005 SPIRAX-SARCO ENGINEERING PLC BOARD MEMBERSHIP CHANGES Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, which provides knowledge, service and products, including peristaltic pumps, worldwide for the control and efficient use of steam and other industrial fluids, announces the following Board changes to take account of retirements and changing roles which will take effect over the coming months. These changes are designed to continue both the proven Board structure and the development of the Group's successful businesses. At the close of the Annual General Meeting on 12th May 2005 Tim Fortune, the Chairman, will retire from the Board. Tim has completed 27 years at Spirax. He was appointed to the Board in 1983 serving from 1992 as Group Managing Director and later Group Chief Executive and he has been the non-executive Chairman since 1998. Chris Ball, Director - International, joined the Group in 1963 and, having run the Group's operations successively in Japan, Korea, Australia and Canada, was appointed to the Board in 1992. Chris was principally involved with the establishment and development of the Group's Spirax Sarco business in the Far East including more recently the company in China. Chris will retire from the Board on 29th April 2005. The Board records its thanks for Tim's and Chris's substantial contributions to the Group's strong record over many years. Mike Townsend, currently our longest serving non-executive director, will take over as non-executive Chairman of the Board after the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 12th May 2005. Before joining the Group Mike was Finance Director of Rolls Royce. He has been on the Spirax Board for eight years and has chaired the Audit and Remuneration Committees and served as the Senior Independent Director. The Board is pleased to welcome Mike to his new role as Chairman. Bill Whiteley, who was appointed as a non-executive director in 2002, will succeed Mike Townsend, on 12th May 2005, as the Senior Independent Director and also becomes Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Alan Black will take over responsibility from Chris Ball for the International operations from 2nd May 2005. Alan has substantial experience with Spirax having started in 1981 and having spent many years on various assignments with our Associates in Austria, Belgium, Korea, Thailand and China before returning to UK to take up his current Board position of Director - Europe in 1998. Tony Scrivin has today been appointed to the Board as an executive director with the role of Director - Europe with effect from 2nd May 2005. Tony joined Spirax in 1963. From 1993 to 1998 he was directly responsible for six companies in Europe. He has had very wide experience in the commercial, IT, stores and manufacturing parts of the business in Cheltenham. He was General Manager of Spirax Sarco Inc. in the USA from 2000 to 2003. The Board has also today appointed Gareth Bullock as a non-executive director to take effect from 2nd May 2005. Gareth is a director of Standard Chartered Bank. He has, at various times, been the bank's Chief Information Officer and Chief Executive of its African operations and has also held senior positions in the United Kingdom, Europe, Hong Kong, China and North East Asia. Gareth will bring a wealth of experience to the Board in global trading and finance matters. He has also worked for UBS, Citibank (now Citigroup) and Societe Generale. There are no details to be disclosed in connection with Rule 16.4 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority in relation to the two appointments to the Board described above. Enquiries: Marcus Steel Toby Mountford / Seb Hoyle Chief Executive Citigate Dewe Rogerson Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Tel: 020 7638 9571 Charlton House Cheltenham, Glos. GL53 8ER Tel: 01242 521361 Fax: 01242 581470 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange BD
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