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Company ASOS PLC

Board changes

Released 07:00 10-Oct-2012
Number 3274O07

RNS Number : 3274O
10 October 2012


10 October 2012


ASOS plc ("the Company")

Global Online Fashion Store


Board changes


Following the announcement on October 1st of the appointment of Brian McBride as Chairman, ASOS announces further Board changes.


Kate Bostock will be joining the company and Board in January 2013 as Executive Director, Product and Trading.  Kate was most recently Executive Director, General Merchandise and a main Board Director of Marks and Spencer and previously held senior roles at George at ASDA and Next.


Robert Bready, Product Director, has resigned from the Board after seven years, and is leaving the company to pursue fresh challenges. Rob played a formative role in the growth of the company during which the ASOS retail team grew from 20 to over 350 people.


Nick Robertson, ASOS CEO said


"I'd like to thank Rob for his significant contribution to the company. He played a major role in the development of the ASOS story and I and the rest of the board are very grateful to him. 


Our Product and Trading team now exceeds 350 people. We are fortunate to have Kate bring us her wealth of experience from some of the biggest names in retailing as we strengthen our retail disciplines and put in place the structures needed to manage the next phase of our growth."


Kate Bostock said


"ASOS is a phenomenon and I'm in awe of the story. With its unique mix of own label and fashion forward brands delivered online and increasingly through mobile, the potential for ASOS globally is huge. I'm very excited to be joining at such a time of immense opportunity". 


Information regarding the appointment of Kate Bostock as an Executive Director:

Full name: Kate Bostock

Age: 55

Current Directorships and previous Directorships within the last five years







Marks and Spencer plc


Kate Bostock has no interest in any ordinary shares or options in ASOS plc.


There are no further details to be disclosed under Rule 17 Schedule 2 paragraph (g) (i) to (viii) of the AIM Rules.


For further information:


ASOS plc                                                                                                                 

Nick Robertson, Chief Executive                                       Tel: 020 7756 1000

Nick Beighton, Finance Director                                                                                              

Greg Feehely, Head of Investor Relations


College Hill

Matthew Smallwood/Justine Warren/Jamie Ramsay           Tel: 020 7457 2020


JPMorgan Cazenove 

Luke Bordewich / Gina Gibson                                          Tel: 020 7742 4000


Numis Securities    

Alex Ham                                                                       Tel: 020 7260 1000





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