AG Barr, the UK soft drinks group, has announced a reshuffle of is board of directors. The company said today that its chairman, Robin Barr, will turn part-time, while Roger White, the current managing director, will become chief executive.

The company also announced that it expects full-year results to match market expectations, despite the market suffering some softening since the summer.

At the end of September last year the company, which makes brands including Irn-Bru, Tizer and Orangina, posted a pre-tax profit for the six months to 26 July 2003 of £7.18m, a rise of 16% from £6.18m in the corresponding period in 2002.