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ICI: Brendan O'Neill

August 10, 2005

ICI: The board of Imperial
Chemical Industries PLC announced
that Brendan O’Neill has
resigned as a director and chief
executive of ICI. He is succeeded by
John McAdam, who currently is
executive director of the company
and chairman and chief executive of
ICI Paints. Dr. McAdam takes up
his new position immediately.
Dr. McAdam will carry on the
group-wide cost-reduction review,
which was announced on March 25
to improve the overall performance
of the group. Dr. McAdam has been
with ICI since 1997 when his former
employer, Unilever Speciality
Chemical was acquired by ICI. In
January 1998 he was appointed
chairman and chief executive of ICI
Paints, and the following year he
was elected a director of ICI with
board responsibility for research,
development and technology, as well
as ICI’s activities in Asia.