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Directorate Appointment

22nd January 2013

Further to its announcement earlier today regarding the appointment of Raschid Michael Abdullah (aged 68) as a director and executive chairman with immediate effect, Petards Group plc (“Petards” or “the Company”) announces the following disclosures pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.|

Mr Abdullah is currently chairman of Water Hall Group plc (“Water Hall”) which owns 29.99 per cent. of the Company’s issued ordinary share capital. He does not beneficially own any ordinary shares in Petards.

Mr Abdullah has or has had in the last five years the following directorships:

Current directorships:

Past directorships held within last five years

Water Hall Group plc

Water Hall (Pension Trustees) Limited
Best Value Composting Limited
Best Value Partnerships Limited
Hoy Quarries Limited
Marlow Marine (Offshore) Limited
Marlow Marine Limited
Marlow Offshore Limited

SQ Environmental Limited
Valentine Quarries Limited
Water Hall (Nominees) Limited
Water Hall (Scotland) Limited
Water Hall International Limited
SQ Environmental Trust Limited
(All of the above are wholly-owned subsidiary companies of Water Hall Group plc)

School Life & Times Limited
Schools Newspaper Group Limited
Scholastic Life & Times Limited

Star Quarry Products Limited
Warecrete Limited
Water Hall (England) Limited

On 26 April 1996 Mr Abdullah was appointed a director of all Water Hall’s then subsidiaries as a matter of Group policy, including Starmix Limited (“Starmix”), a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Water Hall. Starmix was placed into receivership and subsequently dissolved on 17 July 1998. The issues causing Starmix to be put into receivership related to a claim concerning products supplied prior to Mr Abdullah’s appointment as a director.

There are no other disclosures required in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.

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