Macfarlane Group PLC MACF Directorate Change

  Macfarlane Group PLC (MACF) - Directorate Change

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Macfarlane Group PLC
27 September 2012

27 September 2012


                             MACFARLANE GROUP PLC



The Board of Macfarlane  Group PLC ("Macfarlane") is  pleased to announce  the 
appointments  of  Mike  Arrowsmith   and  Stuart  Paterson  as   non-executive 
Directors. They will join the Board with effect from 26 September 2012 and  1 
January 2013 respectively. Stuart  will also chair  the Audit Committee  with 
effect from 1 January 2013.

These appointments add  significant relevant  experience and  strength to  the 
Board of Macfarlane. Mike  was Group Chief Executive  of Linpac Group Ltd,  a 
food and consumer packaging company, and previously Chief Executive of Tibbett
& Britten  Plc, the  international  third party  logistics group.  Stuart  is 
currently Finance Director at Forth Ports Limited, the UK port operations  and 
property group, and previously held a  number of senior financial and  general 
management roles at Motorola Corporation, Aggreko PLC and Johnston Press PLC.

Graeme Bissett, Chairman, today said:

"I am delighted to add to the  strength of the Board with the appointments  of 
Mike and Stuart. Both have very relevant experience with Mike's background in
packaging  and  logistics,  and   Stuart's  financial  experience  in   listed 
companies. I look forward to working with them to progress the development of
the Group".

Further enquiries Macfarlane Group         0141 333 9666
                  Graeme Bissett, Chairman
                  Spreng & Co.
                  Callum Spreng            0141 548 5191
                                           07803 970103

                               Notes to Editors

Mike Arrowsmith

Mike  was  Group  Chief  Executive  of  Linpac  Group  Ltd,  a  market-leading 
international  food  and   consumer  packaging   company  with   manufacturing 
operations across five continents and sales of £1.1 billion, from  2005-2010. 
Prior to this  he worked for  Tibbett &  Britten Plc, the  £1.5 billion  sales 
third party logistics  group, from 1999-2005,  joining the board  in a  senior 
commercial role  before  leading the  transformation  of the  group  as  Chief 
Executive from  2001-2004 prior  to its  sale to  Exel Plc.  He served  as  a 
non-executive director of Enodis Plc from 2004-2008. In 2010 Linpac Group Ltd
completed a creditors  voluntary arrangement  as part of  an agreed  financial 
restructuring exercise.

Stuart Paterson

Stuart is a Chartered Accountant and  is currently Chief Financial Officer  at 
Forth Ports Limited, joining in  March 2011 when it  was listed on the  London 
Stock Exchange. In June 2011, the  group was acquired by Arcus  Infrastructure 
Partners. Prior to his current role, Stuart was CFO of Johnston Press PLC from
2001-2010 completing  a  number  of acquisitions  and  a  complex  refinancing 
exercise in  2009 and  he has  extensive experience  in dealing  with  pension 
matters. Stuart previously worked in senior financial management roles at  the 
electronics group Motorola Corporation, and then as Group Finance Director and
then Managing Director Europe for Aggreko PLC, the global power hire group. He
served as a  non-executive director with  Devro plc from  2006 to April  2012, 
where he chaired the Audit Committee.

There are no other disclosures required under LR9.6.13 of the Listing Rules in
relation to these appointments.

Macfarlane Group PLC

· Macfarlane  Group  PLC  is  a UK  group  focused  on  packaging-related 
activities with 60 years experience in the UK packaging industry and is listed
on the London Stock Exchange.

· The Group has two divisions:

o Packaging Distribution  is the  leading UK distributor  of a  comprehensive 
range of packaging consumable products.

o Manufacturing  Operations  comprises businesses  designing  and  assembling 
transit packaging  for the  protection of  high value  fragile items  and  the 
design and printing of high quality self-adhesive and re-sealable labels  used 
by major FMCG companies.

· Macfarlane Group  is headquartered  in Glasgow,  Scotland, and  employs 
over 700 people at 22 sites, principally in the UK and Ireland.

· The  Group services  20,000+ customers  in the  UK, Europe  and the  USA 
providing 600,000+  lines  to a  wide  range of  industry  sectors  including: 
consumer goods; logistics; electronics;  food manufacturing; retail;  internet 
and mail order.

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