SOURCE: BioProgress PLC

July 29, 2005 02:04 ET

BioProgress plc announces Appointment of Chairman

Cambridgeshire -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 29, 2005 --

BioProgress plc

("BioProgress" or "the Company")

Appointment of Chairman

The Board of BioProgress plc (AIM: BPRG; NASDAQ: BPRG), the provider of innovative delivery mechanisms for the pharmaceutical oral dosage markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Ibbetson as non executive Chairman with immediate effect.

Peter Ibbetson, aged 49, is an experienced banker and non-executive director with an extensive background in Corporate, Investment, and Retail banking. From 1974 to 2003 he was employed in the NatWest and RBS Group where he was most recently Director of Investment Banking / Head of Aerospace, and Head of Business Banking. He is a member of the Government's Small Business Investment Taskforce which looks at venture capital and Equity Gap funding. He is currently is a director of Utilyx Limited, the Local Investment Fund and Drayton Building Services Limited. He is also Regional Chairman for East Anglia of Coutts and Co, and Chairman of The Princes Trust for Cambridgeshire.

He will be a member of the Audit Committee and of the Remuneration Committee.

Richard Trevillion BioProgress Chief Executive said:

"We are delighted that Peter has agreed to join our Board. We are fortunate to have attracted an individual with the calibre, business skills and contacts Peter brings to our team. I am looking forward to working more closely with him in the further development of the Company.

"We plan to continue to strengthen the Board over the next few months following our strategic review earlier this year."

Peter Ibbetson said:

"I have the highest regard for the new management team and look forward to working with Richard and Dan at this very exciting stage of the Group's development."

Peter Ibbetson was a Director over the past five years of RBS Commercial Services Limited and RBS Pension Trustees Limited. No further disclosures are required to be made in relation to Peter Ibbetson under Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

                                                       29 July 2005

Enquiries:

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Richard Trevillion, Chief Executive Officer
Dan Farrow, Finance Director

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Adrian Duffield/Corinna Dorward

Forward-Looking Information.

The Ordinary Shares of BioProgress plc are registered under the US Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. To the extent that this announcement contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, this paragraph applies. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements addressing future financial and operating results and the timing and benefits of the reorganisation. Detailed information about factors pertinent to the business of the company that could cause actual results to differ is set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This announcement is for information only and does not constitute an offer or invitation to acquire or dispose of any securities or investment advice. The distribution of the announcement and/or issue of securities in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe such restrictions.

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