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Wednesday 20 October, 1999

Flare Group PLC

Ron Trenter Replaces David Heynes as Chairman

FLARE GROUP PLC
20 October 1999


                     BOARD APPOINTMENT
                  NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
                             
Flare Group plc ('Flare'), the manufacturer and distributor
to   the  international  ceramics  markets,  announces  the
resignation of its Chairman, David Heynes, who has  retired
from the board with immediate effect.  Ron Trenter, who was
appointed  a  non-executive director of Flare  in   January
1999, will act as Chairman in his place.

Ron  Trenter, is Chairman of Oasis Healthcare  and  a  non-
executive  director of Upton & Southern Holdings Plc.  From
1971  to 1993 Mr Trenter was an executive at Texas Homecare
where  he became Chairman and Chief Executive in 1991.  His
time  at  Texas Homecare included the opening of its  first
store  in  1972 through to the establishment of 230  D.I.Y.
superstores throughout the UK and operations overseas.

Tony Brierley, Chief Executive said :

'I would like to thank David Heynes for his contribution to
the  Group  and to wish him well for the future.   Ron  has
enormous experience from a varies career which will  be  of
great benefit to the Group during the time ahead.'


Contacts:

Tony Brierley, Chief Executive
Flare Group plc                     Tel: 01782 847151

Tim Anderson / Isabel Petre
Buchanan Communications             Tel: 0171 466 5000

                                                                                                                                         

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