Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Morrison (wm) Supermarkets Plc LSE:MRW London Ordinary Share GB0006043169 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.05 0.55% 192.25 191.30 191.35 193.20 189.25 191.30 3,891,925 16:35:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 17,536.0 435.0 14.6 13.2 4,630

Morrison(Wm.)Supermarkets PLC Directorate Change

06/07/2020 7:00am

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RNS Number : 0550S

Morrison(Wm.)Supermarkets PLC

06 July 2020

6 July 2020


In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11, Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC (the "Company") announces that Belinda Richards, independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, is to step down from the Board of the Company in order to take up a new role as an independent Non-Executive Director of Jupiter Fund Management PLC.

Belinda will leave the Board following the release of the Company's Interim Results on 10 September 2020.

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Townsend as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. From this date, Jeremy will also be appointed to the Audit, Corporate Compliance & Responsibility, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Jeremy will be appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee with effect from 10 September 2020.

Jeremy is currently Chief Financial Officer of Rentokil Initial PLC, a role from which he is due to retire later this year. He was previously Group Finance Director of Mitchells & Butlers PLC and prior to that held various senior finance positions at J Sainsbury PLC. Jeremy started his career at Ernst & Young LLP and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

Jeremy is also currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at PZ Cussons PLC and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Galliford Try Holdings PLC.

Andrew Higginson, Chairman, said:

"I would like to thank Belinda for her significant contribution to the Board over the last five years, and to wish her well in her new role.

I am delighted to welcome Jeremy to Morrisons. He brings extensive financial and industry experience and is ideally suited to Chair the Company's Audit Committee."

Belinda Richards said:

"I have very much enjoyed my time at Morrisons and have reluctantly advised the Board of my decision to leave the Company in order to pursue a new role with Jupiter."

Jeremy Townsend said:

"I am very much looking forward to joining Morrisons and contributing to the continued growth and success of this great British company."

A statement in compliance with section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006 will be made available in due course on the Company's website at: .


Andrew Kasoulis - Investor Relations 07785 343515

Julian Bailey - Media Relations 07969 061092

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