Filtronic appoints John Roulston as CEO; David Rhodes will remain as chairman

July 20, 2004

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SHIPLEY, U.K. -- Filtronic plc. wishes to announce the appointment of Professor John Roulston, OBE, FREng., CEng. as group CEO, effective from September 6th 2004. Professor David Rhodes, CBE, FRS, FREng will remain as Chairman.

Professor Roulston has held board positions at BAE SYSTEMS Avionics and its antecedent companies for some fifteen years and is widely known and respected in the defence electronics industry world-wide. He has pioneered the strategic technology link between BAE SYSTEMS and Filtronic in Gallium Arsenide and integrated microwave technology. Both companies expect to benefit from enlarged cooperation as a result of his appointment.

Filtronic has invested in advanced microwave technology to service its core telecommunications market. This technology has spin-off applications in defence products, specifically active array radar and electronic warfare, as well as applications in power amplifiers for telecommunications base stations. Filtronic anticipates the emergence of increasingly complex communications systems applications incorporating active array antennas, an area where Professor Roulston is an acknowledged expert.

This appointment advances the capability of Filtronic to access systems markets in communications and sub-systems markets in defence. It strengthens the Filtronic management team by bringing an additional depth of experience at board level.

Commenting, Professor David Rhodes, Chairman, said: "I look forward to working with John and introducing him to shareholders and analysts in the week commencing 2nd August."

Filtronic plc

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