Experian, the global information services company, today announces the appointment of two new independent Non-Executive Directors with effect from 1 June 2010 to enhance the experience, depth and breadth of the Board.

Judith Sprieser, aged 56, is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Transora, a technology software and services company and also previously served as Executive Vice President, Food Operations and before that, as Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee Corporation. Judith is a Non-Executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, The Allstate Corporation, USG Corporation, InterContinental Exchange Inc., Royal Ahold N.V. and Adecco SA.

Paul Walker, aged 52, is currently Chief Executive of The Sage Group plc, one of the leading global suppliers of business management software to small and medium-sized businesses, having previously been its Finance Director. Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc and a former Non-Executive Director of MyTravelGroup plc.

John Peace, Chairman of Experian, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Judith Sprieser and Paul Walker to the Board of Experian. Both have extensive boardroom experience which adds to the strength and depth of the Experian Board. In addition, both have a broad perspective of the global technology and software industries, bringing a wealth of experience which will be a great asset to Experian as it continues to globalise and expand its presence as a leading information services company.”

By way of update on the search for a new Chairman, Experian’s Nomination Committee has also been engaged in a rigorous process to identify a new Chairman but to date no suitable candidate has been identified.


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Don Hunter

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2009 was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit www.experianplc.com.