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Thursday 04 November, 1999

Wescol Group PLC

New Appointments to the Board

Wescol Group PLC
4 November 1999

                            WESCOL GROUP PLC

The  Board of Wescol ('Wescol' or the 'Company') are pleased to announce
the  appointment of Dr. Heinz J. Fuhrmann and Christopher E. Bagnall  as
non-executive directors of the Company with effect from 2 November 1999.

Both  new  non-executives were nominated by Salzgitter AG  who  recently
announced a joint venture with Wescol and acquired a holding of 26.2 per
cent. of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.

Dr. Fuhrmann is a director of Salzgitter AG and SDI Steel Dynamics Inc.

Mr. Bagnall holds the following directorships:

Salzgitter Trading U.K. Limited
Connections Design Limited
A.P. Steel U.K. Limited
Project Metals Limited

Neither Dr. Fuhrmann nor Mr. Bagnall are partners in any partnership  or
have  been  partners in any partnership at any time in  the  five  years
preceding their appointment to the Board of Wescol.

Neither  Dr. Fuhrmann nor Mr. Bagnall have been party to any  events  or
situations which would give rise to any disclosure under Rule 6.F.2 (b)-
(g) of the Listing Rules of the London Stock Exchange.


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