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26th September 2007

Appointment of Richard Charkin

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc has today appointed Richard Charkin an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 October 2007.

Richard joins the team with responsibility for operations worldwide and with particular focus on spearheading growth through acquisitions, new publishing areas and international expansion.

Richard began his career in 1972 as Science Editor of Harrap & Co. He has since held senior roles at Pergamon Press, Oxford University Press, Reed International/Reed Elsevier, Current Science Group, culminating in his current position as Chief Executive Officer Macmillan Publishers Limited and Executive Director of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. He is also currently Chairman of Macmillan India Ltd., a company listed on the Madras and Bombay Stock Exchanges, and the National Stock Exchange of India. In relation to Richard's appointment there are no other details to disclose under paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules.

Other publishing interests of Richard include being Non-Executive Director of Melbourne University Publishing, Non-Executive Director of Wisden Group, Member of the Strategy Advisory Board of the British Library, Chair of the Society of Bookmen and he was recently President of the Publishers Association.

Nigel Newton said, "I am extremely pleased to welcome Richard to our Board. He is a very accomplished executive with vast operational and boardroom experience in publishing. I have no doubt Richard will make a valuable contribution to both the Company and the Board and I am delighted that he will be able to join our team."

Enquiries:

Bell Pottinger
Ben Woodford/ Dan de Belder
020 7861 3881 or e-mail ddebelder@bell-pottinger.co.uk

Note to Editors

About Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

(www.bloomsbury.com and www.bloomsbury-ir.co.uk)
Bloomsbury Publishing is one of the world's leading independent, publicly quoted publishing houses with a reputation for a high quality management team and a highly valuable portfolio of intellectual properties including the Encarta World English Dictionary, JK Rowling's Harry Potter, Margaret Atwood, John Irving, David Guterson and Ben Schott. Other databases include Who's Who, Whitaker's Almanack, Reed's Nautical Almanac, Black's Medical Dictionary, the Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners of English, Business: The Ultimate Resource and RSPB Handbook of British Birds.

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