Non-Executive Appointment

23 November 2006

Galiform Plc today announces the appointment of Michael Wemms as a Non Executive Director with immediate effect.

Michael Wemms was Chairman of House of Fraser plc from 2001 until November 2006 and is a Non Executive Director of Inchcape plc, Majid Al Futtam Group and Cole Myers Limited. He was Chairman of the British Retail Consortium from 2004 until 2006.

Michael was an Executive Director of Tesco plc from 1989 to 2000, with responsibility for Store Operations from 1991. He commenced his management career with Tesco in 1971 and held a wide range of executive positions in Supply Chain, IT, Finance and Administration before assuming his Board responsibilities.

Michael will take over as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee from Lesley Knox who, as previously announced, was planning to step down once a successor had been appointed. She will retire as a Non Executive Director following a short transition period, having served since May 2001.

Commenting on the appointment, Will Samuel said:

"Michael Wemms has a wealth of strategic and operational experience. We are delighted that he is joining Galiform at this key stage in its development as it seeks to expand its successful Howden business. His experience will be invaluable to us in that process.

We are grateful to Lesley Knox for her significant contribution to the Board and its Committees over the past five years."

In accordance with paragraph 16.4 of the Listing Rules, it is confirmed that there are no details to be disclosed in relation to Michael Wemms under paragraph 6.F.2 (b) to (g) of the Listing Rules.




Gary Rawlinson,
Head of Investor Relations

0044 (0)20 7535 1127

Galiform Plc


Fiona Laffan / Anna Jones


0044 (0)20 7404 5959


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