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United Biscuits
2 February 2004

David Fish appointed Chairman of United Biscuits

The Board of United Biscuits (“UB”), a leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits and snacks in the United Kingdom and Continental Western Europe, announces that it has appointed David Fish as Non-Executive Chairman. The appointment follows the decision to split the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive in accordance with the established code of corporate governance best practice.

David. 55, worked for the Mars organisation for 27 years (from 1974 – 2001), the last seven as a member of the Mars Incorporated Operating Board. During his career at Mars he held a number of senior general management positions including President, Snackfoods Europe and Joint President, Masterfoods Europe (the operating company for all Mars’ European activities). He also held European Vice-President positions in marketing, country management and personnel. He is currently Non-Executive Director of Royal Mail Holdings Plc, Tate and Lyle PLC and Christian Salvesen PLC – where he is also Chairman.

The UB Board members are delighted that David has joined the UB Board, bringing with him his considerable industry experience. They believe David’s insight and skills will prove immensely valuable as the business continues to grow.

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