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BRITISH AEROSPACE DEVELOPS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

BRITISH AEROSPACE DEVELOPS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
 WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- British Aerospace Chief Executive Dick Evans announced that structural changes and key appointments had been decided to further strengthen the operational management of the company and provide greater focus on the implementation of its strategy.
 George Simpson, the newly appointed deputy chief executive, will, in addition to his chairmanship of Rover Group Holdings Ltd., have specific responsibility to Evans for the following businesses:
 -- Ballast Nedam B.V.
 -- Arlington Securities plc
 -- British Aerospace (Space and Communications) Limited
 -- British Aerospace Enterprises Limited
 As a consequence of this, with effect from Jan. 1, 1992, Evans stated that he will relinquish his directorships of Ballast Nedam B.V., Arlington Securities plc and British Aerospace (Space and Communications) Limited. Evans said that the additions to Simpson's responsibilities as deputy chief executive would significantly enhance his contribution to the main thrust of British Aerospace management.
 Evans also announced that Syd Gillibrand, currently chairman, Aerospace Companies, will be appointed vice chairman of British Aerospace plc. He will play a major role in developing international strategy and relationships. He will continue to develop and strengthen worldwide the regional network of company representation in line with the group's overall marketing plans and objectives. Gillibrand will assume board responsibility for engineering, and in this capacity, Dr. Ian Hall, acting engineering director, will report to him. Gillibrand will also be responsible for the planning and creation of a new Aerostructures company embracing the manufacturing operations of both Commercial Aircraft Limited and Military Aircraft Limited. This new company will operate from Jan. 1, 1993. Gillibrand will be responsible to the chief executive in fulfilling all these duties.
 Evans said that the Defence Company, embracing British Aerospace (Military Aircraft) Limited, British Aerospace (Dynamics) Limited, Royal Ordnance plc and the Defence Marketing Organisation will commence operations with effect from Jan. 1, 1992. John Weston will be the chairman and managing director of this company and will be responsible to the chief executive. The organization of British Aerospace Defence Limited is the subject of a separate announcement by that company.
 British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Limited will, with effect from Feb. 1, 1992, be reorganized and Airbus Division will be separated from Airlines and Corporate Aircraft activities. Bob McKinlay, currently managing director of British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Limited will become chairman of the Airbus and subsequently the Aerostructures Company. Mike Turner, currently executive vice president, Defence Marketing Organisation, will assume responsibility as chairman and managing director for the company embracing Regional and Corporate aircraft. McKinlay and Turner will be responsible to the chief executive.
 Evans said that these changes were fundamental to the board's intention of further strengthening the management and control of the company's worldwide operations. "The key appointments we have announced today will be a substantial addition to the central resources which are essential for British Aerospace to maintain its lead position as a multinational manufacturing company," he said.
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 /CONTACT: Jerry Wooding, director of public affairs, British Aerospace plc, London, 071-389-3818/ CO: British Aerospace ST: District of Columbia IN: ARO SU: :END


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