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Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes) / BP ANNOUNCES BOARD CHANGE (E)

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March 24, 2004

                              BP ANNOUNCES BOARD CHANGE

The Board of BP p.l.c. today announced that Mr. Dick Olver is to relinquish his role as deputy chief executive and will step down from the Board on July 1, 2004.

Mr. Olver, who has been with BP for 30 years, will be retiring from the company to take up the position of chairman of BAE Systems plc.

He will however continue his association with BP.  As from May 2004, he will succeed Mr. Rodney Chase as a director on the Board of TNK-BP, taking the office of deputy chairman, and will be engaged on a consultancy basis upon his retirement from BP.

Mr. Olver 57, joined BP in 1973 and has held a number of senior management roles, most recently managing director of Exploration and Production from January 1998 and deputy chief executive since January 2003.  Mr. Olver's responsibilities will be absorbed by other managing directors.

Peter Sutherland, chairman of BP, said: "We are very sorry to lose Dick.  He has had an excellent career with BP and made a major contribution to the Group's continued success."

Notes to Editors:

·    A biography of Mr Olver is attached.  Photographs are
      available from the BP Press Office.

                                          - ENDS -

                         This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

end of announcement            euro adhoc 24.03.2004

Further inquiry note: Further enquiries:

BP Press Office, London, tel: +44 (0)207 496 4358/4624/4708/4827

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