23 December 2010

Trading Statement

The Board of Clarkson PLC is pleased to confirm that since its update on 10 November, trading has continued to be positive with strong spot revenues being supported by delivery of the Group's order book brought forward from previous years and the recent significant strengthening of the US dollar. Consequently the Board anticipates the Group's full year performance to be ahead of market expectations.

This good performance throughout 2010 is testament to the strength of Clarkson's market leading teams and the breadth of our truly global offering across shipping and its related markets.

Preliminary results for the year ending 31 December 2010 will be announced on 10 March 2011.

Enquiries:

Clarkson PLC:
Andi Case, Chief Executive
Jeff Woyda, Finance Director
020 7334 0000

Hudson Sandler:
Charlie Jack / Kate Hough
020 7796 4133