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Friday 08 April, 2011

Northern Foods PLC

Directorate Change


8 April 2011

                              NORTHERN FOODS PLC                               

                      ("Northern Foods" or the "Company")                      
                        

APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATIONS OF DIRECTORS                   

Northern Foods notes that on 7 April 2011, BH Acquisitions Limited ("Boparan")
declared its offer to acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share
capital of Northern Foods plc (not already owned by Boparan or any of its
associates and excluding any treasury shares) unconditional in all respects.

Further to the above, Northern Foods reports the following resignations and
appointments of directors of the Company.

On 7 April 2011, each of Anthony Hobson, non-executive Chairman of the Company
and David Nish, Orna Ni-Chionna, Tony Illsley and Sandra Turner, the
non-executive directors of the Company, resigned as a director of the Company,
all such resignations taking effect from the close of a meeting of the board of
directors of the Company held on 7 April 2011 and convened to approve such
resignations.

Also on 7 April 2011, Ranjit Boparan was appointed as non-executive Chairman of
the Company and each of Baljinder Boparan, Kuldip Kular, Jon Silk and Graham
Hunter were appointed as directors of the Company with effect from the close of
the above meeting of the board of directors of the Company held on 7 April 2011
and convened to approve such appointments.

On 4 June 1993, Ranjit Boparan was appointed as an executive director of
Midland Poultry Products Limited, in respect of which receivers were appointed
in 1 September 1993. On 1 January 1994, Ranjit Boparan was also appointed an
executive director of Country Feast Limited. On 3 February 1994, Country Feast
Limited was placed into voluntary creditors liquidation. Ranjit Boparan has
held no other directorships of publicly quoted companies during the past five
years and there are no further disclosures to be made in respect of his
appointment under paragraphs LR 9.6.13 (2)-(6) of the Listing Rules of the UK
Listing Authority.

On 17 September 1999, Jon Silk was appointed an executive director of Radmore
Trading Limited. On 27 June 2001, Radmore Trading Limited was placed into
voluntary creditors liquidation. Jon Silk was also appointed as an executive
director of Traylodge Limited, which was placed into administration in October
1990 and then compulsory liquidation in April 1991. Jon Silk has held no other
directorships of publicly quoted companies during the past five years and there
are no further disclosures to be made in respect of his appointment under
paragraphs LR 9.6.13 (2)-(6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing
Authority.

Baljinder Boparan, Kuldip Kular and Graham Hunter have held no other
directorships of publicly quoted companies during the past five years and there
are no further disclosures to be made in respect of their appointments under
paragraphs LR 9.6.13 (2)-(6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing
Authority.

For further information please contact:

Northern Foods plc
Carol Williams, Company Secretary
Tel: +44 (0)113 390 0110

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