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Omnia Appoints New Non-executive Director To The Board

Release Date: 19/05/2005 15:45:04      Code(s): OMN
Omnia appoints new non-executive director to the Board                          
Omnia Holdings Limited                                                          
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number: 1967/003680/06)                                           
Share Code: OMN                                                                 
ISIN: ZAE000005153                                                              
("Omnia" or the "Company")                                                      
19 May 2005                                                                     
PRESS RELEASE                                                                   
OMNIA APPOINTS NEW NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO THE BOARD                          
Omnia, a specialist chemical services company providing customised solutions in 
the agriculture, mining and chemical markets, today announced the appointment of
Diane Radley as a non-executive director of the Board and member of the Audit   
Committee.                                                                      
Commenting on the appointment, Rod Humphris, MD Omnia Holdings, said:           
"We are delighted to have Diane join Omnia"s Board. Her strong financial        
background and knowledge of the South African business environment will enhance 
board discussions and add significant weight to our business. Diane has an      
impressive track record and we are pleased to have someone with her level of    
expertise join the Group."                                                      
Diane is the current Chief Financial Officer of Altron - and a member of their  
Executive Committee - a position she has held since 2002.  She also sits on the 
Boards of Altech, BTG, Fintech, and Powertech - as a non-executive director.    
Diane also Chairs the Powertech and Fintech Audit Committees.  She previously   
served as a non-executive director on the Wiphold Board.                        
Diane is a certified accountant and began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers
in 1988 as an auditor. She spent 15 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, ending her 
time there as Partner in Charge - Transaction Services.  Her role included      
assisting with the setting up of the Transaction Services Group in South Africa,
focusing on private equity funds, investment banks, strategic buyers and other  
equity providers.                                                               
Diane joins the Omnia Board as from 19 May 2005.                                
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For more information contact:  Omnia (011) 709 8850                             
Rod Humphris, MD                                                                
Delwin Eggers, FD                                                               
Issued by Brunswick: (011) 268 5750                                             
Taryn Proksch        083 273 1301                                               
Lindsay Haines       082 941 1001                                               
Date: 19/05/2005 03:45:06 PM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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