30 April 2009

2008 Annual Financial Report

Clarkson PLC

("the Company")

2008 Annual Financial Report

Clarkson PLC (LSE: CKN) announces that it has posted its 2008 Annual Report to shareholders, together with the notice of AGM, to be held on 13 May 2009, Proxy Form and, where applicable, the Form of Direction. Copies of these documents have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at: The Financial Services Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. A copy may also be found on the Company's website - www.clarksons.com.

The Company announced its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2008 on 16 March 2009. The Company today provides the following additional regulated information in full unedited text as required to be made public under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Statement of Directors' Responsibilities

Page 31 of the 2008 Annual Report and Accounts contains a responsibility statement in compliance with DTR 4.1.12 signed on behalf of the Board by the Chairman, which includes the following extract:

The Directors confirm to the best of their knowledge:

• the consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union and in accordance with Rule 4.1.12(3)(a) of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, have been prepared in accordance with the applicable set of accounting standards and give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the group and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole; and

• the business review has been prepared in accordance with rule 4.1.12(3) (b) of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, and includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the group and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties that the group faces.

Name of contact and telephone number for queries:

Jeff Woyda - Finance Director
020-7334-0000.

For and on behalf of Clarkson PLC

Stephen Deasey
Date: 30 April 2009