Expro International Announces Retirement of Colin Ainger

Expro International Group announced that Colin Ainger, Corporate Development Director, has decided to retire from the Group after 24 years service. Appointed to the Board in 1992 as Finance Director as part of Expro's MBO team, Colin served as Finance Director through the successful flotation of the Group in 1995 and took up his current position in 1997 to concentrate on M&A activity. In latter years he has also been responsible for the Group's health and safety performance and had assumed the role of CSR director for the last three years. Colin's duties will be absorbed by the other Board members.

Expro also announces the appointment to the Board of John McAlister as an Executive Director and Group General Counsel.

John, who will be based in the Group's corporate headquarters in Reading, will be joining in June 2006 from National Grid PLC where he has held the post of Group Deputy General Counsel. Prior to this, John spent eight years with Clifford Chance, both in London and the Far East, after gaining a law degree from the University of Kent.

Commenting on the Board changes, Group CEO Graeme Coutts said:

"After 24 years of outstanding service Colin will retire at the annual general meeting in July. Colin has served Expro in a variety of senior positions throughout his long distinguished career. His energy and dedication to the business has played a significant part in our success and we wish him well in his retirement.

"As a Group we have made significant advances thanks, in no small part, to the professionalism and dedication of our staff. Our strong progress determines that we continually monitor our skill base to ensure we have the correct blend to meet customer requirements while managing the risk profile of our business. We are therefore delighted to welcome John to the board as our first Group General Counsel. John brings to Expro a strong blend of legal and commercial experience."

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