BAE SYSTEMS PLC BA. Directorate Change

  BAE SYSTEMS PLC (BA.) - Directorate Change

RNS Number : 3117R
16 November 2012

           BAE SYSTEMS - Appointment of Senior Independent Director



                                                           16 November 2012

As agreed by the BAE Systems Board in 2011, having served as a director since
2003, Sir Peter Mason's term of appointment as Senior Independent Director
will end on 21 January 2013. Sir Peter will retire at the Company's Annual
General Meeting to be held on 8 May 2013. The Board has appointed Nick Rose
to succeed Sir Peter as Senior Independent Director. Mr Rose will join the
Board's Nominations Committee with immediate effect.

Nick Rose was, until October 2010, Chief Financial Officer of Diageo plc. He
joined the BAE Systems Board in 2010 and has chaired the Audit Committee since
August 2011. Nick is also a non-executive director of BT Group plc and is
chairman of Williams Grand prix Holdings plc and Edwards Group Ltd.

Dick Olver, Chairman, said:

"Sir Peter Mason has made an outstanding contribution to the BAE Systems
Board. As an engineer and business leader his deep understanding of the
challenges of complex engineering projects and general wise counsel will be
greatly missed. All directors would like to record their thanks for the
contribution he has made to the Board and the diligent and professional manner
in which he has discharged his duties as Senior Independent Director."

"I am very pleased that Nick Rose has agreed to succeed Sir Peter Mason as our
Senior Independent Director. This is an important role and I'm sure that Nick
will play his part in ensuring that we continue to comply with the highest
standards of corporate governance."

Issued by:

BAE Systems plc


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