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Swallowfield PLC (BAR)

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Friday 02 November, 2007

Swallowfield PLC

re nomination of directors

Swallowfield PLC
02 November 2007

Swallowfield plc (the 'Company')

Yesterday, 1 November 2007, the Company received a proposal from Western
Selection PLC of its intention to propose two non-executive directors in place
of Tony Wardell and Richard Organ.  Richard Organ is retiring by rotation at the
AGM and is seeking re-election.  The Board is fully supportive of his
re-election and has recommended that shareholders vote in favour of the
resolution to re-elect him as well as all of the other resolutions being
proposed at Swallowfield's AGM to be held on 8 November 2007.  Western
Selection, which holds approximately 8.9 per cent. of the Company's issued share
capital, is seeking to appoint David Marshall, its Chairman, and Peter
Gyllenhammar, who holds approximately 29.1 per cent. of the Company's shares, as
non-executive directors.

The directors note that Peter Gyllenhammar and Western Selection consider that
they must vote against Mr Organ while recommending strongly that the Board then
invites Mr Organ to rejoin the Board.

The Company is firmly of the view that the Board is presently constituted
appropriately for continuing to implement the Company's strategy and advise
strongly to shareholders to vote in favour of Mr Organ's re-appointment and
therefore to support the Board's position.


Ian Mackinnon, Group Executive Officer                       Tel:  01823 662 241
Peter Houston, Group Finance Director                        Tel:  01823 662 241

Mike Coe, Blue Oar Securities Plc                            Tel:  0117 933 0020

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