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Afrox - Rick Hogben To Lead Afrox Another Year

Release Date: 21/04/2005 15:54:10      Code(s): AFX
Afrox - Rick Hogben To Lead Afrox Another Year                                  
AFRICAN OXYGEN LIMITED                                                          
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1927/000089/06)                                            
JSE Share code: AFX                                                             
NSX Share code: AOX                                                             
ISIN: ZAE000030920                                                              
("Afrox" or "the company" or "the Group")                                       
PRESS RELEASE                                                                   
21 APRIL 2005                                                                   
RICK HOGBEN TO LEAD AFROX ANOTHER YEAR                                          
Rick Hogben, chief executive of African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has accepted the 
Board"s invitation to extend his tenure as chief executive of Afrox by a year.  
He will now retire in March 2007.                                               
Hogben joined Afrox Healthcare Limited in 1994 as business manager healthcare   
services.  In 1999 he was appointed as managing director of Afrox Healthcare,   
and in October 2001 he became managing director and chief executive of Afrox.   
Afrox is a subsidiary of The BOC Group plc.  Announcing the extended retirement 
date, Kent Masters, Afrox chairman and chief executive of BOC"s Industrial &    
Special Products line of business said:  "Rick Hogben has led Afrox since       
October 2001 with distinction, and has set the company on a path of growth and  
financial performance."                                                         
Hogben will bring stability and management continuity to the company following  
the R3,4 billion sale of Afrox Healthcare to a BEE consortium and will continue 
to direct the company"s growth.                                                 
Issued by African Oxygen Limited                                                
Contact Chris Fieldgate 011 490 0430 or                                         
Ros Beart 011 490 0712                                                          
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