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United Business Media plc Appoints New Chief Financial Officer.

LONDON, July 10 /PRNewswire/ --

United Business Media plc (Nasdaq: UNEWY) today announces the appointment of Nigel Wilson as Chief Financial Officer and a director of United Business Media in succession to Charles Stern who resigned for health reasons in February of this year.

Nigel has been managing director of Viridian Capital since 2000 and was group finance director of Viridian Group plc from 1996 to 2000. Before that he was group finance director of Waste Management International plc and head of corporate finance and commercial director for Dixons plc and a consultant at McKinsey. Nigel will take up his appointment and directorship on 1 August 2001.

Andrew Crow, group financial controller, is today appointed deputy chief financial officer.

Clive Hollick, Chief Executive of United Business Media, said:

"I am delighted that Nigel will be joining us as CFO. His wealth of

financial and commercial experience will be a great asset to United

Business Media. I would like to thank Andy for the outstanding job he has

done as acting finance director over the last 12 months and I am delighted

that he has taken on the new role of deputy chief financial officer".

Nigel Wilson said: "I am excited about the prospects of joining a dynamic business which has positioned itself so well within its global markets. I also welcome the challenge of working alongside an outstanding management team and an experienced board of directors."
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