RNS Number:0389M
Northgate PLC
14 November 2006

14 November 2006

                                  Northgate plc
                                  Board Changes

It is with deep regret that Northgate plc, the leading commercial vehicle hire
company in the UK and Spain, announces that its Chairman, Mr Martin Ballinger,
has advised that he wishes to retire from the Board on the grounds of ill health
with immediate effect.

Under Martin's Chairmanship Northgate has continued to grow strongly and his
leadership and personal contribution will be greatly missed.

Philip Rogerson, Senior Independent Director will take over as Chairman with
effect from today on a temporary basis. The Nomination Committee will manage the
process of finding a permanent replacement and a further announcement will be
made in due course.


For further information, please contact:

Northgate plc                             Tel: 01325 467558

Steve Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Gerard Murray, Group Finance Director

Hogarth Partnership Limited               Tel: 0207 357 9477

Andrew Jaques

Barnaby Fry

Anthony Arthur

Further information regarding Northgate can be found on the Group's website:


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