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Thursday 16 June, 2005

BAE SYSTEMS PLC

Directorate Change

BAE SYSTEMS PLC
16 June 2005


BAE SYSTEMS APPOINTS NEW NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of BAE Systems plc has appointed Peter Weinberg as a non-executive
Director of the Company with effect from today, 16 June 2005.

Richard Olver, Chairman of BAE Systems, said, 'I am extremely pleased to welcome
Peter to our Board. He is an excellent executive with strong management and
investment banking experience, coupled with an understanding of US, UK and
international business operations. This will enable him to make a significant
contribution to furthering BAE Systems' strategy of being the premier
transatlantic defence company. Following Peter's appointment, the Board is
looking to appoint two additional non-executive directors by the end of the
year, at least one of whom will be an American.'

Peter Weinberg has recently been appointed Senior Director, Goldman Sachs Inc.
Previously, Peter was Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs International,
co-Head of the Partnership Committee and a member of the firm's Management
Committee. Prior to that, he was co-Head of the Global Investment Banking
Division. He joined the firm as a Vice President in 1988 and became a Partner in
1992. He has dual citizenship of the United States of America and the United
Kingdom.

16 June 2005


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