SOURCE: Scottish Power PLC

April 07, 2005 02:01 ET

Scottish Power PLC Announces ScottishPower Appoints Simon Lowth Executive Director, Finance and Strategy

GLASGOW, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 7, 2005 --

ScottishPower Appoints Simon Lowth Executive Director, Finance and Strategy

ScottishPower announced today that with effect from 24 May 2005, Simon Lowth, currently ScottishPower's Board Director responsible for Corporate Strategy and Development, will be appointed Executive Director, Finance and Strategy. He succeeds David Nish, who will take up his previously announced appointment as Executive Director, Infrastructure Division on the same date.

Simon, 43, joined ScottishPower in his current role in September 2003. Prior to that he was a Director of McKinsey and Company, responsible for leading its Industrial Practice in the UK, serving clients in the Energy and Utilities sectors among others.

Charles Miller Smith, ScottishPower's Chairman, said "I am delighted to welcome Simon Lowth to his new role within ScottishPower. He has done a very good job heading our strategic development over the last eighteen months and we look forward to working with him in the future. I also want to thank David Nish for his very significant contribution over the last five years. His new job running a key part of our group will allow him to broaden his experience."

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