RNS Number : 3439N
Ceres Power Holdings plc
16 February 2009


Ceres Power, the AIM-quoted alternative energy company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Nicholas to its Board as a Non Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. 

John has considerable finance experience in complex, international manufacturing businesses. John was until September 2008 Group Finance Director of Tate & Lyle PLC, a FTSE 100 food ingredients business and prior to that he was Group Finance Director of Kidde plc, a global leader in engineered products. He has also held divisional finance director & controller roles at Williams PLC and Fisons PLC. John is currently a Non Executive Director and the Audit Committee Chairman of Rotork plc, which is the world's leading manufacturer of industrial valve actuators and associated control equipment.

Ceres is also pleased to announce that Sir David Brown will become the Senior Independent Director on the Board. Sir David joined the Ceres Power Board in February 2008 as a Non Executive Director and is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Brian Count, Chairman of Ceres Power commented:

"I am delighted to welcome John to our Board. His strong financial background together with his broad business experience will complement the Board and provide valuable insight as Ceres progresses towards the mass market launch of our domestic CHP product. In addition the appointment of Sir David Brown as our Senior Independent Director will ensure that board governance reflects best practice."

Information required pursuant to Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules:

John Nicholas is aged 52.

He currently holds the following directorships:

Rotork plc 

John holds no shares or share options in Ceres Power.

Other directorships held in the last five years (no longer held):

Tate & Lyle PLC

Kidde plc

Nova Robbialac Industria Iberica de Tintas SA

There is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules.

For further information please contact:

Brian Count, Chairman - Ceres Power               +44 (0) 1293 400 404 

Ken CroninRobert Speed - Gavin Anderson    +44 (0) 207 554 1400

Alisdair Gayne - Morgan Stanley                        +44 (0) 207 677 5044

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