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Henderson Group - Appointment of Director

Released 07:00 06-Feb-2013

RNS Number : 2027X
Henderson Group plc
06 February 2013




Henderson Group plc Board appointment



6 February 2013


Further to the announcement on 13 December 2012, which stated that Rupert Pennant-Rea will stand down from the Board after the Annual General Meeting in May 2013, Henderson Group plc ('Henderson Group') today announces the appointment of Richard Gillingwater as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate of the Henderson Group Board with immediate effect. Mr Gillingwater will become Chairman following the Annual General Meeting.


Richard Gillingwater is the Non-Executive Chairman of CDC Group plc, Senior Independent Director of Hiscox Ltd, Helical Bar plc and SSE plc. He was, until recently, Dean of Cass Business School. Prior to this he spent 10 years at Kleinwort Benson, before moving to BZW, and, in due course, becoming joint Head of Corporate Finance and then latterly Chairman of European Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston. He was Chief Executive and later Chairman of the Shareholder Executive and has also been a Non-Executive Director of P&O, Debenhams, Tomkins, Qinetiq Group and Kidde. 


Commenting on the appointment, the Chairman of Henderson Group, Mr Pennant-Rea said: "Henderson will be well served by having a person of Richard's standing as its Chairman and his experience will be a great asset to the company."


Mr Gillingwater said: "I am delighted to be joining Henderson and I look forward to contributing to its success."


There are no additional matters requiring disclosure under Rule 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Rules.


Henderson Group plc

47 Esplanade

St Helier

Jersey JE1 0BD

Registered in Jersey

No. 101484

ABN 67 133 992 766













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