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  Morgan Sindall Grp (MGNS) - Board Changes

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Morgan Sindall Group PLC
06 November 2012


6 November 2012

Morgan Sindall Group plc: Board and Operational Changes

Board Changes

The Board of Morgan Sindall Group plc ('Morgan Sindall' or the 'Group') today
announces a number of significant and immediate Board and operational changes
to the Group.

Executive Chairman, John Morgan, has been appointed Chief Executive. Senior
Independent Director, Adrian Martin, has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman
and Patrick De Smedt has been appointed Senior Independent Director. The
Group's Chief Executive, Paul Smith, has resigned from the Board of Morgan
Sindall Group plc.

The Board is also pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Peace, CBE,
as a Non-Executive Director. Liz Peace has been Chief Executive of the
British Property Federation (BPF) since 2002 following a long and varied
career in the Ministry of Defence, including twelve years until 2002 as
company secretary and director of corporate affairs at QinetiQ Group plc
(formerly the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency). Liz is also a member
of the board of Peabody, a trustee of property charity Land Aid and a
non-executive director of Turley Associates.

Operational Changes

In recent months, Morgan Sindall has been undertaking a review of its
operations to improve the efficiency of its businesses to better position the
Group for its medium to longer-term growth opportunities. The Morgan Sindall
construction business is being reorganised to focus delivery through regional
hub offices, with a number of smaller regional offices being closed. Changes
have also been made to improve the operational efficiency of delivering
affordable housing. Consistent with these changes, the Group is also
simplifying the management structure with John Morgan being appointed Chief

Chairman, Adrian Martin, said:

"After almost ten years as Chief Executive of Morgan Sindall, Paul Smith has
announced his intention to stand down from the Board. We would like to thank
Paul for his significant contribution to the Group over this period and wish
him well in the future"

"The Board regularly reviews the way in which the Group operates, to reflect
changes in our markets so that we can respond rapidly to capture new
opportunities. The organisational changes underway give us a simplified
operating structure. "

"We are delighted to welcome Liz to the Board. We believe that she will make a
significant contribution as an independent non-executive director. Her public
sector background with the MOD as well as her extensive knowledge and
understanding of the UK property industry through her role at the BPF will
bring a valuable new set of skills and experience to Board discussions. I look
forward to working with Liz in the coming years."

Chief Executive, John Morgan said:

"I am excited by the opportunities for the Group. My focus will be on growing
the business and ensuring that exceptional levels of service continue to be
delivered to clients across the Group. I would also like to add a personal
thanks to Paul, with whom I have enjoyed working over many years."

-Ends -

Morgan Sindall Group plc Tel: 020 7307 9200

John Morgan, Chief Executive

David Mulligan, Finance Director

Brunswick Tel: 0207 404 5959

Nick Cosgrove

Alison Kay

Notes to Editors:

Morgan Sindall Group plc is a leading UK construction and regeneration group
operating through five divisions of construction and infrastructure,
affordable housing, fit out, urban regeneration and investments.

John Morgan founded the business in 1977 and was Chief Executive from 1994 to
2000, becoming Executive Chairman in 2000. Paul Smith joined the Board of
Morgan Sindall as Chief Executive in 2003. Adrian Martin joined the Board in
2008 and became SID in 2010. New SID, Patrick De Smedt joined the Board in

There are no other details requiring disclosure under Listing Rule 9.6.13R in
relation to Elizabeth Peace.

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