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Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
18 February 2013
Appointment of non-executive Director
The Board of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC today announces the appointment of Richard Gillingwater CBE as a non-executive Director of the Group. Richard will take up his new position on 1 March 2013.
Richard is currently the Chairman of CDC Group and the Senior Independent Director of Hiscox Ltd, Helical Bar Plc and SSE Plc. He is a Trustee of the British Council, and a member of the advisory boards of TheCityUK and of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He will also become Chairman of Henderson Group plc in May. He was previously the Dean of Cass Business School, CEO and then Chairman of the Shareholder Executive and Joint Head of Global Corporate Finance at BZW. He has been a non-executive Director of P&O, Debenhams, Tomkins, Qinetiq Group and Kidde.
Sir Ian Gibson, Chairman of Morrisons, said: "I am pleased to welcome Richard to the Morrisons Board. He brings very significant financial and capital markets experience to the Group and I am sure will make a valuable contribution to the Board."
Richard Gillingwater said: "I am delighted to be joining the Board of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc and look forward, as a member of the Board, to making a contribution to the continued successful evolution of Morrisons."
In relation to the appointment, it is confirmed that there are no further details to be disclosed under paragraphs 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules.
Niall Addison - Investor Relations Director 07764 624701
Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc Richard Taylor 0845 611 6912
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