16 September 2013

Appointment of Peter Backhouse as Non-Executive Director

Clarkson PLC ("Clarksons") the world's leading shipping services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Backhouse as Non-Executive Director to the board with immediate effect.

Peter has 40 years of experience in the international energy business. He is a former executive vice-president of global refining & marketing at BP plc; chief executive of European refining and marketing; and head of UK North Sea oil development. He also has considerable experience in international LNG and natural gas development.

Peter is a Non-Executive Director at BG Group plc and is a member of the advisory Board of Riverstone Energy Partners, a private equity fund in the US.

Philip Green, Chairman, commented: "On behalf of the board, I would like to welcome Peter to Clarksons. He complements the Board's skills significantly and his considerable international energy experience will be invaluable to Clarksons as we continue to deliver against our proven strategy."

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

Enquiries:

Clarkson PLC

Andi Case, Chief executive
Jeff Woyda, Finance director
020 7334 0000

Hudson Sandler

Andrew Nicolls
Kate Hoare
Katie Matthews
020 7796 4133