13 January 2010

Trading Statement

Prior to entering its close period for the year ended 31 December 2009, the Board of Clarkson PLC is pleased to confirm that since its update on 5 November, trading has continued in line with expectations.

Consequently the Board remains confident that the Group will meet current market expectations for the full year.

Preliminary results for the year ending 31 December 2009 will be announced on 11 March 2010.

Enquiries:

Clarkson PLC:
Jeff Woyda
, Finance Director
020 7334 0000

Hudson Sandler:
Jessica Rouleau / Kate Hough
020 7796 4133