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BAE SYSTEMS APPOINTS NICK ROSE AS NEW NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nick Rose - Non-executive Director
London, United Kingdom – The Board of BAE Systems plc has today appointed Nick Rose as a non-executive director of the Company.

Nick Rose is the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Diageo plc, the world’s leading premium drinks business. He was appointed to this position in 1999 and, in addition to his finance responsibilities, he is responsible for supply, procurement, strategy and IT on a global basis.

Dick Olver, Chairman of BAE Systems said: “We are very pleased that Nick has agreed to join the BAE Systems’ Board. He has excellent global business expertise and boardroom experience that will be a great asset to us and further strengthen our board.”

Nick Rose joined Grand Metropolitan, Diageo’s predecessor company, in June 1992, initially as group treasurer and progressed through a number of roles to his current Board level position. Previously, he spent eleven years with Ford Finance.

He is a former non-executive director of Möet Hennessy SNC and Scottish Power plc.

From 8 February 2010, the membership of the BAE Systems Board of directors will be as follows:

Non-executive directors
Dick Olver, Chairman
Paul Anderson
Phil Carroll
Michael Hartnall
Andy Inglis
Sir Peter Mason
Roberto Quarta
Nick Rose
Carl Symon
Ravi Uppal

Executive directors
Ian King, Chief Executive
George Rose, Group Finance Director
Linda Hudson, Chief Operating Officer, President and CEO of BAE Systems Inc.


About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier global defence, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.

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