Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Dignity Plc LSE:DTY London Ordinary Share GB00BRB37M78 ORD 12 48/143P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 0.18% 548.00 549.50 552.00 553.50 532.00 533.50 39,575 16:35:29
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 315.6 40.5 63.0 8.7 274

Dignity PLC Appointment of Chairman

27/09/2019 7:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


TIDMDTY

RNS Number : 8636N

Dignity PLC

27 September 2019

 
       For immediate release                 27 September 2019 
 

Dignity plc

(the 'Company')

Appointment of Chairman

Dignity plc is pleased to announce that Clive Whiley has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Company with effect from 26(th) September 2019.

Clive has over thirty five years' experience in regulated strategic management positions since becoming a Member of the London Stock Exchange. He has extensive main board executive director experience across a broad range of financial services, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, retail & leisure businesses: encompassing the UK, Europe, North America, Australasia, Middle East and the People's Republic of China.

David Blackwood, Interim Chairman, said:

"I am delighted that Clive will be joining the Board of Dignity plc as Chairman. His significant commercial, business and board experience together with his personal qualities will be invaluable."

Clive Whiley said:

"I am pleased to have been invited to become Chairman of Dignity, one of the UK's leading and most respected organisations in the funeral sector and a business with an undoubted heritage.

I greatly value the support already shown to me by key shareholders and I am looking forward to working with the Executive team to ensure that we are fully prepared, armed with the learnings from the CMA review, to deliver a successful plan to improve performance on behalf of all of Dignity's stakeholders."

The Board is well advanced with the search for additional Non-Executive Directors with a view to the Board comprising a majority of independent Non-Executive Directors in due course, as announced at the time of the Company's interim results in July 2019.

For more information

David Blackwood, Interim Chairman

Mike McCollum, Chief Executive

   Dignity plc                                                          +44 (0)20 7466 5000 

Richard Oldworth

Chris Lane

Tilly Abraham

   Buchanan                                                            +44 (0)20 7466 5000 
   www.buchanan.uk.com                              Dignity@buchanan.uk.com 

Dignity presents the following information regarding the appointment of Clive Peter Whiley, aged 59:

Current directorships and/or partnerships:

Mothercare plc

Grand Harbour Marina plc

Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Limited

China Venture Capital Management Limited

First China Venture Capital Limited

Y-LEE Limited

Former directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years):

Evolution Securities China Limited

The Stanley Gibbons Group Plc

Mallett Inc

At the date of this announcement, Mr Whiley has a beneficial interest, via Zodiac Executive Pension Scheme of which he is the sole beneficiary, in 3,000 ordinary shares in Dignity plc.

This announcement is made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11R. There are no other details required to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R. There are no further disclosures required under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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