Volex Group PLC 21 April 2005 21 April 2005 VOLEX GROUP plc - BOARD APPOINTMENT Volex Group plc is pleased to report that with effect from 20th April 2005 Mr Richard Arkle has joined the Board as a non-executive director. Mr. Arkle will be a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. Mr. Arkle, aged 56, recently retired as a Partner of KPMG, where he played a key role in developing the Transaction Services practice into a UK market leadership position. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has extensive experience in assessing the strategic and financial position of businesses and building value across a range of market sectors. He was a Partner of KPMG UK (and predecessor practices) from 1st October 1982 to his retirement on 30 September 2004. Save as set out in this announcement, there is no information to be disclosed pursuant to paragraphs 6.F.2 (b) to (g) and 16.4 (a) of the Listing Rules of the Financial Services Authority. Dom Molloy, Chairman commented: "We are delighted that Richard has agreed to join the Board. He brings with him extensive financial and strategic expertise having worked closely with a broad range of businesses during his time at KPMG UK.". - ends - For further information please contact: Volex Group plc Tel: 01925 830101 Dom Molloy, Chairman John Corcoran, Group Chief Executive Derek Walter, Group Finance Director Weber Shandwick Square Mile Tel: 020 7067 0700 Chris Lynch/Nick Dibden This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange