– UK, Birmingham – National Express Group PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Kingston as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 26 February 2014.

Jane will join both the Company’s Remuneration Committee and Safety and Environment Committee from 26 February 2014.

Jane is currently Group Human Resources Director at Compass Group PLC and was previously Group Human Resources Director at BPB PLC. Prior to this Jane has worked in a variety of sectors including roles in Blue Circle Industries PLC, Enodis PLC and Coats Viyella PLC.

Sir Andrew Foster has agreed to remain a director until the 2015 Annual General Meeting, when he will not seek re-election.

Sir John Armitt, National Express Group Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jane to the Board. Jane will provide useful experience and insight having worked for companies across a range of different industries, many of which have a large and international workforce like National Express.

“I would also like to thank Sir Andrew for agreeing to remain on the Board until our AGM in 2015. I greatly appreciate and value Sir Andrew’s support and advice and welcome his decision to remain a director for another year.”

About National Express Group

More than 800m journeys a year are made worldwide on our train, bus, light rail and express coach operations. We operate services in the UK, North America, Spain, Germany and Morocco. We employ 42,000 employees.

National Express operates c2c, the award-winning train operator, which runs services in East London and South Essex, serving 26 stations. c2c is delivering the best performance in the UK rail industry, holding the UK records for annual punctuality (97.5%) and 4-weekly punctuality (98.8%) by a franchised train operator. Customer satisfaction with c2c services measured 92% in the latest National Passenger Survey.

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