FIRSTGROUP PLC: Appointment of Chairman of Audit Committee

29 October 2013 
                            FIRSTGROUP PLC                                  
            APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE                  
FirstGroup plc ("FirstGroup" or the "Group"), the leading transport operator in
the UK and North America, today announces the appointment of Brian Wallace as
Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board, effective immediately, to succeed
John Sievwright. John will remain a member of the Audit Committee and a
Non-Executive Director of the Group. 
Brian has been a member of the Audit Committee of the Board since January 2013,
and has held executive board positions within a number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250
organisations, most recently as Group Finance Director of Ladbrokes plc. Prior
to joining Ladbrokes he was Group Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive
of Hilton Group. A chartered accountant, he began his career at
PricewaterhouseCoopers and went on to perform senior finance roles at Geest,
APV and Schlumberger. 
Contacts at FirstGroup: 
Rachael Borthwick, Group Corporate Communications Director 
Stuart Butchers, Group Media Relations Manager 
Faisal Tabbah, Group Investor Relations Manager 
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7291 0512 
Contacts at Brunswick PR: 
Michael Harrison/Andrew Porter 
Tel: +44 (0) 207 404 5959 
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