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Guardian Media Group appoints Amelia Fawcett as a Non-Executive Director

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Guardian Media Group plc (‘GMG’) today announces the appointment of Amelia Fawcett to the Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Amelia, 50, was until recently a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley, having previously been the firm’s Vice Chairman of European operations. She is currently the Chairman of a new capital markets company based in London, and a Non-Executive Director of State Street Corporation in Boston.

She joined Morgan Stanley in London in 1987, working first as an executive and then in a non-executive role, before leaving in April 2007.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Amelia worked for US law firm Sullivan and Cromwell in New York and Paris. She has a law degree from the University of Virginia and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984.

She is a member of the Court of the Bank of England, Chairman of the Bank of England’s Audit Committee, Deputy Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery, a member of the Council of the University of London, Chairman of the London International Festival of Theatre and a Director of the Board of Business in the Community.

She was awarded the CBE in the 2002 New Year’s Honours List for services to the finance industry.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Myners, Chairman of Guardian Media Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amelia to Guardian Media Group.

“She is a business leader of the very highest calibre, and her extensive experience will be extremely valuable to the Board.”

Amelia Fawcett said: “I am thrilled to be joining the GMG Board at this time of great change and exciting challenges in media.

“Guardian Media Group has a rich history of creativity, innovation, professionalism and courage, and I look forward to being part of the next stage of its success.”


Further information: Chris Wade 020 7713 4041

Notes for editors:

Guardian Media Group plc (‘GMG’) is one of the UK’s leading multimedia companies. Its diverse portfolio includes:

 Guardian News & Media: the Guardian and Observer newspapers and the Guardian Unlimited network of websites.
 GMG Regional Media: the Manchester Evening News, a number of other regional newspapers in the North West and South of England, the Channel M city TV station and the Manchester Online website.
 GMG Radio: 13 regional radio stations by the end of 2007 under the Real Radio, Smooth Radio, Century FM and Rock Radio brands.
 Trader Media Group: one of Europe’s largest specialist print and online media companies, and publisher of the Auto Trader magazine and website. Trader Media Group is jointly owned by GMG and Apax Partners, with GMG as the majority shareholder.
 GMG Property Services Group: Vebra, the UK’s leading provider of software to independent estate agents and, the consumer-facing portal.

GMG is wholly owned by the Scott Trust, which was created in 1936 to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity.