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First London Plc (FLSP)


Wednesday 11 March, 2009

First London Plc

Directorate change

                                FIRST LONDON PLC
                        ("First London" or "the Company")

                               Directorate Change
                        Appointment of Executive Director

First  London  plc,  the merchant banking and asset management  business,
announces that Per Brandtzag, 44, has been appointed to the Board  as  an
Executive Director, with immediate effect.

Per  has  a  high  level of financial and organisational  skills,  having
excelled  in  a range of senior positions within both public and  private
organisations,  most recently in the Middle East.   A Master  of  Applied
Physics  from  the  University  of Linkoping,  Sweden,  and  of  Business
Administration  from Warwick Business School in the  UK,  Per  began  his
career  in Management Consultancy; first at Cap Gemini and then at Moores
Rowland  before  taking  up  the role of Head of  Strategic  Planning  at
American Express Middle East & North Africa in 2000.

In  2003,  he  was  appointed Senior Vice President and CFO  of  National
Polypropylene  Company (later Advanced Polypropylene  Company),  a  Saudi
Arabia-based  public shareholding company that operates in the  chemicals
and  petrochemicals  sectors.  In this role Per was responsible  for  all
business financing activities and oversaw the company's successful IPO in
December 2006.

Per is also a director of Burel, a specialist consultancy group based  in
the  Middle East, where he has overseen the negotiation of several large-
scale  projects  in  the  oil and gas, natural resource  and  commodities

Nigel  Little,  Executive Chairman and CEO of First London  said:  "Per's
appointment will add significant strength to our Board and we  very  much
look   forward   to  benefitting  from  his  experience  and   knowledge,
particularly of the Middle Eastern markets.  The business is growing at a
considerable rate and we will continue to enhance our management team  to
facilitate  this.  Per will undoubtedly play an integral role in  helping
us achieve our goal of creating a leading global merchant bank."

The  Directors of First London accept responsibility for the  content  of
this announcement.

For further information please contact:

First London plc                    Tel: 020 7451 2466
Nigel Little / Per Brandtzag

Axiom Capital Limited               Tel: 020 8455 0011
David Sinclair

Tavistock Communications            Tel: 020 7920 3150
John West / Paul Young

Additional Disclosures

Mr Per Brandtzag  holds,  or  has  held,  the  following  directorships
and partnerships within the past five years:

Current directorships / partnerships:

Past directorships / partnerships:
Advanced Polypropylene Company (formerly National Polypropylene Company)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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