Mothercare Plc : Mothercare Plc : Directorate change

             Mothercare Plc : Mothercare Plc : Directorate change

                                MOTHERCARE PLC
                                Update on CFO

Mothercare plc today  announces that  Matt Smith, whose  appointment as  Chief 
Financial Officer and Executive Director was announced in November 2012,  will 
be joining the Company on Monday 25 March 2013.

Matt joins  from Argos,  part of  Home Retail  Group plc,  where he  was  most 
latterly Finance Director.  In his ten  years at Home  Retail Group, Matt  has 
held senior financial  roles while  also being responsible  for supply  chain, 
distribution and IT. Prior to Home Retail Group, Matt worked at KPMG in London
and Sydney rising to Director in its Corporate Finance Department.

Dominic Lavelle,  who has  served as  Interim  CFO since  July 2012,  will  be 
leaving the business in due course.

Simon Calver, Chief Executive of Mothercare plc, commented:
"I am delighted  to be welcoming  Matt to the  business. His appointment  adds 
significantly to the commercial and financial expertise of the Company and  is 
vital for the delivery of the  Transformation and Growth plan. I look  forward 
to working with him. I would also like to thank Dominic Lavelle for his  input 
over the last few months and wish him all the best in his future career."

Enquiries to:
Mothercare plc
Ramona Tipnis, Director of Investor  Relations               01923 
206455

Tulchan Communications
Katharine Wynne                                020 
7353 4200

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