BG Group Makes Organization Changes

Mark Carne, currently Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, is taking responsibility for a new region, Europe and Central Asia. This will include BG Group's operations in Kazakhstan. BG Group's Chief Executive Frank Chapman said: "With his extensive international exploration and production experience and his understanding of European gas markets, Mark brings ideal strengths to this key new role".

Another new region, Asia Pacific, is also being established. This will include the Group's existing activities in India, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines together with business development in the region. The appointment of an Executive Vice President to lead this region will be the subject of a separate announcement. Chief Executive Frank Chapman said: "Asia Pacific is a potential source of long term growth for BG Group and we are moving now to increase resources and focus on the region."

Dave Roberts, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia and the Middle East, is leaving the Company to take up a position as Senior Vice President for Business Development at Marathon Oil Company. Chief Executive Frank Chapman said: "Dave has made an important contribution to BG Group. He leaves with our best wishes for the future."

Mark Carne is 46. Prior to joining BG Group, he held a number of senior positions with Shell, most recently as Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum and Country Chairman for Shell companies in Brunei. Prior to that, he was the Asset Director responsible for Shell's UK North Sea oil production. His international experience includes a wide range of general management roles in the UK, Holland and Oman covering operations, engineering, commercial and business development.