Veos PLC

Board Appointment

Veos PLC
18 December 2000

                                   VEOS PLC

             Appointment of Paul Lever as Non-Executive Chairman

The Board of Veos plc, the female healthcare company, is pleased to announce
that Mr Paul Lever has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Veos plc
with immediate effect.  Peggy Czyzak-Dannenbaum, who up until now was both the
Chairman and Chief Executive, will continue in her role as Chief Executive as
the Company prepares for the UK launch of the Oves(TM) contraceptive with
Boots in 2001. 

Mr Lever's career spans a wide sector of experience including business,
government and management education.

Currently, Mr Lever is Non-Executive Chairman of ATC Limited, an accountancy
training group, and DLA Worldwide, a financial service recruitment business. 
He is a director of the Crown Agents (Procurement Services Group), the Home
Secretary's representative on the National Criminal Intelligence Board and
Professor of Business Policy at International Management Centres.

He was formerly Executive Chairman of Lionheart plc, Non-Executive Chairman of
the BSM Group plc, Non-Executive Chairman of Oxford Aviation and Non-Executive
Chairman of Ashworth Hospital Authority. Other senior executive appointments
have included Chief Executive of Crown Berger Europe, then a subsidiary of
Williams Holdings plc, and Managing Director of Crown Paints Limited, then a
subsidiary of Reed International.

Peggy Czyzak-Dannenbaum, Chief Executive of Veos said:  

'Paul is a welcome addition to our Board.  He has vast experience in business
and will add considerable value in the overall strategic direction of the
Company as it nears the UK launch of the contraceptive product and in the
future expansion of the product portfolio.  I look forward to working closely
with him in the future.'

For further information, please contact:

Peggy Czyzak-Dannenbaum
Chief Executive, Veos plc                          Tel: 020 7643 2753

David Simonson / Melanie Toyne Sewell 
Merlin Financial                                   Tel: 0207 606 1244

Appendix - Mr Paul Lever

Current directorships
ATC Limited - Non-Executive Chairman.
DLA Worldwide Recruitment Services Limited - Non-Executive Chairman.
Bishop Group Limited - Non-Executive Chairman.
Crown Agents (Procurement Services Group) - Non-Executive Director 

Also, currently, the Home Secretary's representative on the government
authority that manages the National Criminal Intelligence Service, the
National Investigation Service and the National Crime Squad.

Previous executive and non-executive directorships 
1997-2000 Oxford Aviation Holdings Limited - Non-Executive Chairman.
1996-1999 Ashworth Hospital Authority - Chairman.
1989-1996 Lionheart plc - Executive Chairman.
1987-1989 Crown Berger Europe (a subsidiary of Williams Holdings plc) - Chief 
1985-1987 Crown Paints (a subsidiary of Reed International) - Managing 
1979-1985 Tower Housewares & Russell Hobbs (a subsidiary of Tube 
          Investments) - Managing Director.
1976-1979 TI Steel Stockholding (a subsidiary of Tube Investments plc) - 
          Managing Director.
1973-1976 Redland Precast Limited (a subsidiary of Redland plc) - Sales & 
          Marketing Director.
1969-1973 Osborn Steels - Sales & Marketing Director

He was a director of Gibbs Palmer Limited when administrative receivers were
appointed on 5 October 2000.  There are no further details to be disclosed
pursuant to the AIM rule 16.8e in the case of Mr Lever.