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Oystertec PLC (OYS)


Tuesday 18 March, 2003

Oystertec PLC

Directorate Change

Oystertec PLC
18 March 2003

For Immediate Release                                              18 March 2003

                                 Oystertec plc

                        Non-Executive Board Appointments

                        Roger McDowell to join Oystertec

Oystertec plc ('Oystertec'), the plumbing, hydraulics and engineering
intellectual property group, today announces the appointment of Mr Roger
McDowell to the Board as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Roger McDowell (47) brings 25 years of experience in pipeline products, having
been CEO of Oliver Ashworth Group plc, a £190m plumbing/industrial fittings

Mr McDowell is currently non-executive director of two listed companies - Booth
Industries Group plc, and Intec Telecom Systems PLC, as well as Wax Digital
Limited, a private company.

There are no other disclosures to be made in respect of the appointment of Mr.
McDowell under paragraph 15 of the AiM Rules.

Commenting on the appointment, Angus Monro, Executive Chairman of Oystertec,

'Roger brings considerable experience to the Oystertec Board, having presided
over many successful transactions in the engineering sector.  He joins the Board
immediately and we look forward to working with him in taking Oystertec onto its
next phase of development, which includes the further exploitation of our
intellectual property and to continue the significant progress that has been
made in our Plumbing and Industrial Divisions.'


For further information, please call:
Oystertec plc
Adrian Binney, Financial Director                             Tel: 01430 875 296

Buchanan Communications
Bobby Morse / Suzanne Dunne                                   Tel: 020 7466 5000

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