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Hotel Chocolat LSE:HOTC London Ordinary Share GB00BYZC3B04 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 345.00p 340.00p 350.00p - - - 15,347 14:00:24
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food Producers 105.2 11.2 7.8 44.2 389.29

Hotel Chocolat Group PLC Appointment of Non-Executive Director

21/04/2017 7:00am

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Hotel Chocolat Group PLC

21 April 2017

21 April 2017


("Hotel Chocolat", the "Company" or the "Group")

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Hotel Chocolat Group plc, a premium British chocolatier and omni-channel retailer, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Greg Hodder as Non-executive Director with effect from 1 May 2017.

Greg brings with him a wealth of experience from the retail sector, having previously been chief executive of Charles Tyrwhitt. Prior to joining Charles Tyrwhitt, he was chief executive of Direct Wines. Greg is currently a Non-executive Director of Majestic Wine plc.

Commenting on his appointment, Greg Hodder said:

'I have always been a great fan of Hotel Chocolat and I can see that the business has some fantastic opportunities for continued profitable growth. I am delighted to be joining the board.'

Angus Thirlwell, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer added:

'Having someone with Greg's experience and track record is a great fit for us at this stage of our growth.'

 Hotel Chocolat Group plc       Tel: +44 (0) 1763 
  Angus Thirlwell, Co-Founder    257 746 
  and CEO 
  Peter Harris, Co-Founder 
  and Development Director 
  Matt Pritchard, CFO 
 Liberum (Nominated Adviser     Tel: +44 (0) 20 3100 
  and Sole Broker)               2000 
  Clayton Bush 
  Jill Li 
 Citigate Dewe Rogerson         Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7638 
  Simon Rigby                    9571 
  Ellen Wilton 

Notes to Editors:

Hotel Chocolat is a premium British chocolatier with a strong and distinct brand. The business was founded in 1993 by Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris and has traded under the Hotel Chocolat brand since 2003. The Group sells its products online and through a network of stores in the UK and abroad. The Group has two restaurants in the UK and a cocoa plantation and hotel in Saint Lucia. The Group was admitted to trading on AIM in 2016.

Brian Gregory Hodder (aged 65 years) holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

 Current Directorships   Previous Directorships 
  or Partnerships         or Partnerships 
 Majestic Wine plc       Charles Tyrwhitt LLP 

Save as disclosed, there are no other disclosures required in relation to Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange



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