www.9927.comIt is with great sadness that Spectris plc (’Spectris’) (LSE: SXS), announces that the Group’s former Chairman, Dr John Hughes, passed away on Sunday. Until recently, John was Non-executive Chairman of Spectris having been in the role since May 2008. He joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in June 2007.

John played a pivotal role in the Company’s development during this period. He made a significant contribution to the Group’s strategic progress, offering great insight, intellect and robust challenge. The Board is deeply grateful for his commitment to the role and to the legacy that his leadership has left in terms of the Company’s clear strategic direction.

The Board and employees would like to express their sympathy and condolences to his family at this time.

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Spectris plc
John O’Higgins, Chief Executive
Clive Watson, Finance Director
Siobhán Andrews, Head of Corporate Affairs
+44 1784 470470

FTI Consulting
Richard Mountain / Susanne Yule
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Spectris plc is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The Company’s products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance, improve core manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and wastage and reduce time to market. Its global customer base spans a diverse range of end user markets. Spectris operates across four business segments which reflect the applications and industries it serves: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls. Headquartered in Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, the Company employs around 8,900 people with offices in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.spectris.com (http://www.spectris.com).