25 March 2013

PLC Board Directorate Change

CHAIRMAN RETIREMENT AND APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESOR

Clarkson PLC ("Clarksons") the world's leading shipping services group, announces that Philip Green will join the Board and be appointed as Senior Independent Director on 1 April 2013.

In addition, Bob Benton will retire as Chairman of the Board on 1 August 2013 as he nears completion of his 9 year tenure on the Board of Clarkson PLC with the last 5 years as Chairman. Philip Green will succeed Bob as Chairman from that date.

Philip brings a wealth of experience to Clarksons having served as Chief Executive of United Utilities Group PLC, Chief Executive of Royal P&O Nedloyd NV, COO at Reuters Group PLC and COO at DHL for Europe and Africa. Philip is also a Non Executive director at Carillion PLC and Non Executive Chairman of BakerCorp.

Bob Benton, Chairman, said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my years on the Board of Clarksons. It is with great pride that I have the privilege of welcoming Philip to the Board. His wealth of experience, in a number of closely aligned businesses, will be invaluable to Clarksons."

Andi Case, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Bob became chairman in 2008 shortly after I was appointed chief executive, and I would like to thank him both personally and on behalf of everyone at Clarksons, for his careful stewardship, support and advice.

"We are delighted that Philip will be joining the Board. His considerable expertise and experience will be a valuable asset for Clarksons as we continue to build upon our market leading position."

No further information falls to be disclosed under LR 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.

For further information and/or enquiries:

Katie Matthews
Hudson Sandler
Tel: +(44) (0)7796 4133