BG Group Appoints New Non-Executive Director

BG Group has announced the appointment of Baroness Hogg as a non-executive Director.

Sarah Hogg, 58, is Chairman of 3i, Europe's leading venture capital company. She is also Deputy Chairman of GKN plc, where she will be retiring after nine years on the Board of GKN at the end of this year. She is a Director of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, Chairman of Frontier Economics Ltd and a member of the Financial Reporting Council.

As Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit from 1990 to 1995, Sarah Hogg was closely involved in the programs of privatization and private finance, performance measurement in public services and international economic issues. Before that she was responsible for the economics coverage of a number of Britain's most respected publications, including The Economist, The Times and the Daily Telegraph.

She was involved in the start-up of The Independent, with responsibility for hiring and managing its award-winning business team from 1986 to 1989. She was created a Life Peer in the 1995 New Year's Honors List.

Commenting on the appointment, the Chairman, Sir Robert Wilson, said "The BG Board is delighted to make this appointment. BG is in a period of very rapid growth. Sarah's insight and experience will be valuable additions to our resources."

As required by Section 16.4(a) of the Listing Rules, a schedule giving details of all directorships held by Baroness Hogg in publicly-quoted companies at any time in the previous five years, is attached to this announcement.

BG Group plc confirms that there are no details to be disclosed under Section 16.4(b).