BP plc

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Management Changes
BP BOARD APPOINTS NEW COMPANY SECRETARY (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 July, 2003 BP BOARD APPOINTS NEW COMPANY SECRETARY The board of BP p.l.c announced today that David Jackson has been appointed company secretary and head of the chairman's office with effect from July 24, 2003. He succeeds Judith Hanratty who has reached normal retirement age after 28 years with BP and nine years in her current role. Before joining BP in 2002 Mr Jackson, who is a solicitor, was company secretary and general counsel at Powergen plc for 13 years. He played a key role in the legal affairs of Powergen, starting with its privatisation and culminating in its acquisition by E.ON AG. in early 2002. Paying tribute to Judith Hanratty, BP chairman Peter Sutherland said: "As company secretary and head of the chairman's office since 1994, Judith has created an exceptional legacy for the future. "She has been instrumental in creating the model for corporate governance in BP which is recognised as being of the highest quality. As a member of the Bar with a wide range of business experience in the UK and abroad, Judith has developed, within the BP model, the role of the company secretary's office in providing specialist counsel and support to the board and the chairman. "Her attributes of integrity and outstanding professionalism have been greatly valued by the board as a whole." - ENDS - This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange end of announcement euro adhoc 24.07.2003 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: Further enquiries: BP press office, +44 (0)207 496 4076 Branche: Energy ISIN: GB0007980591 WKN: 850517 Index: Börsen: Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / official dealing Börse Düsseldorf / official dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing SWX Swiss Exchange / official dealing London Stock Exchange / official dealing Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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