Appointment of non-executive director

The Board of Drax Group plc (“Drax” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that John Baxter, CBE, FREng, FRSE is to be appointed as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 17 April 2019.

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Drax Group PLC

Following appointment, John will also be a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

John has extensive engineering and safety experience in the energy industry with over 45 years working across nuclear, electricity and latterly oil and gas sectors. Between 2004 and 2015 John was at BP plc, most recently as Group Head of Engineering & Process Safety, prior to which he worked at the UK utility Powergen plc as Group Engineering Director.

John is Visiting Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The University of Strathclyde and is a Non-Executive Director of Sellafield Ltd, the nuclear site management company based in Cumbria. He also chairs the Sellafield Board Committee on Environment, Health, Safety & Security.

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Cox, Chair of Drax, said:

“I am delighted that John is joining the Board. His extensive experience gained in the energy sectors, focussed on critical operational services at both multi-national and UK based businesses, will strengthen our Board and support Drax as we continue to focus on both growing our capabilities and continuing to deliver operational excellence.”

Other information – John Baxter holds 3,000 ordinary shares in Drax Group plc. such investment was made prior to any association with the Company