ITV PLC ITV Roger Faxon to join ITV Board

  ITV PLC (ITV) - Roger Faxon to join ITV Board

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22 October 2012

22 October 2012

                        ROGER FAXON TO JOIN ITV BOARD

Roger Faxon has agreed to join the board of ITV as a non-executive director
with effect from 31 October 2012.

Roger was Chief Executive Officer of EMI Group until 28 September 2012, having
taken the role in 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of EMI Music
Publishing. He has extensive experience in international media and digital
rights management.

Archie Norman, Chairman of ITV plc, said:

"Roger will bring to the board unmatchable experience of the adaptation of
media and rights management business to the digital world. His appointment
reflects our commitment to the Transformation Plan embarked on two years ago."

Roger Faxon said:

"I am delighted to be joining ITV and working with Archie Norman and Adam
Crozier. I look forward to contributing to the company's plans to revitalise
this exciting British business."

Roger currently serves as a board member of The Johns Hopkins University and
the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Notes to editors:

Roger Faxon was Chief Executive Officer of EMI Group Limited from June 2010 to
September 2012. He was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of
EMI Music Publishing from March 2007.

Roger joined EMI in 1994 as Senior Vice President, Business Development &
Strategy and was responsible for EMI's worldwide planning process and
development of market strategies for over seventy countries. He has held a
number of senior roles across the EMI Group serving as President and Chief
Operating Officer of EMI Music Publishing, Joint Chief Executive Officer of
EMI Music Publishing, a director of EMI Group Plc (until 2007) and Chief
FinancialOfficer of EMI Group.

Prior to 1994, Roger held finance, operations and general management
positions. These posts included five years with Sotheby's, latterly as
Managing Director, Sotheby's Europe and, previously, Chief Operating Officer,
Sotheby's North and South America. Throughout the 1980s he held several posts
in the film and television industries. From 1980 to 1984 he served as
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Lucas Film Limited
where he guided the financial and operational affairs including the motion
pictures Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the
Temple of Doom. From 1984 to 1986, he served as founding partner of the Mount
Company, a motion picture and television production company. From 1986 to
1990, he worked with Tri-Star and Columbia Pictures rising to the post of
Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia Pictures at which time he was
responsible for directing the studio's marketing, distribution, business
affairs, physical production and finance departments. Prior to that he held
several senior posts in the U.S. Government. Earlier he spent six years on the
staff of the US Congress.

Until recently he served as a board member of Music Choice (Digital Cable
Radio) in the United States and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee, and as
a director of the American Society Of Composers Authors & Publishers. He has
also served as a director of Lancit Media Entertainment Ltd (formerly Lancit
Media Productions Ltd), VIVA Television in Germany, where he served as
Chairman, and Channel V Networks in Asia.

Roger was a director of Maltby Investments Ltd the vehicle used by Terra Firma
Partners to finance the acquisition of EMI Group. In February 2010 Maltby
Investments entered voluntary receivership and was immediately acquired by
Citibank. He was then appointed to the board of the acquiring vehicle EMI
Group Global Ltd and remained CEO of the operating subsidiaries.

Roger holds a B.A. degree with a concentration in International Relations &
Political Economy from the Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, Maryland.

Since Archie Norman's appointment as Chairman of ITV, the ITV board has
undergone substantial rationalisation with the retirement of eight directors
and the appointment of Adam Crozier as Chief Executive. Following Roger's
appointment it will consist of the Chairman, two executive Directors, and five
non-executive Directors.

No additional information should be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the
Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations

Pippa Foulds  020 7157 6555 or 07778 031097

Media Relations

Mary Fagan 020 7157 3965 or 07736 786448

Mike Large 020 7157 3021 or 07768 261528

Caroline Cook 0207 157 3709 or 07799 071509

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