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Mazaran Leisure PLC (MZR)


Monday 17 April, 2000

Mazaran Leisure PLC

Change to Board of Directors

Mazaran Leisure PLC
17 April 2000

                        MAZARAN LEISURE PLC

Russell Hudson has been appointed as Finance Director of Mazaran
Leisure Plc, the fast growing health and fitness club operator.
He takes up the appointment on 2nd May 2000.

Russell has considerable experience of consumer orientated
businesses, gained through senior finance management roles in food
retail at ASDA and Somerfield. In addition to working on business
development and strategy issues at both companies, he has been
involved in their acquisitions and integration, systems
development and most recently, has led Somerfield's response to
the Competition Commission's inquiry into the supermarket

Prior to this, he gained broad financial experience at
PricewaterhouseCoopers and SmithKline Beecham, having qualified as
a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Sandy Anderson, Chairman of Mazaran Leisure commented:

'As I stated at the Extraordinary General Meeting, Mazaran is
entering an important stage in meeting its objective of swiftly
transforming itself into a leading operator in the health and
fitness sector, largely through acquisitions. It has now become
imperative to strengthen the executive team to enable us to
successfully achieve this transformation.  Russell brings an
enormous range of experience and skills to the company and will be
working closely with Chief Executive Richard Yerbury in delivering
our objectives for the Group. We are delighted to welcome him to
the Board.'

Enquiries to:

Richard Yerbury                         Tel: 07968 063 023
Chief Executive

Simon Rothschild                        Tel: 020 7256 5756
Millham Communications

The  directorships  held by Russell Hudson  over  the  five  years
preceding the date of appointment are as follows:

Current: None
Previous: None

He has:

(i)     no unspent convictions;

(ii)    had no bankruptcy order against him;

(iii)   not been a director of a company which has been placed in
        receivership or liquidation whilst he was a director  of  that
        company  or within the twelve months after he ceased to  be  a
        director of that company; or

(iv)    not  been  publicly criticised by any statutory or  regulatory


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