15 May 2020
Premier Foods plc
("Premier Foods" or "the Group" or "the Company")
Non-Executive Director Appointments
Premier Foods is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Elliott and Helen Jones as independent non-executive directors of the Company with immediate effect. Both Tim and Helen will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Tim Elliott has nearly 40 years' experience in investment banking and corporate finance, advising a wide range of companies and industries, particularly those in the consumer and retail sectors. During his career, Tim held Managing Director roles at both Barclays Capital and JP Morgan, and more latterly was Partner and Consultant at KPMG. He comes with deep knowledge and experience of capital markets, which will prove invaluable to the Company, and is currently a non-executive director and audit committee chair of CPP Group plc.
Helen Jones brings 35 years of commercial and general management experience to the Board. During her executive career, Helen was Group Executive Director of Caffe Nero Group Ltd and before that Managing Director of Zizzi restaurants. Prior to this, Helen spent 9 years at Unilever and was the successful architect of launching the Ben & Jerry's brand in the UK and Europe culminating in her appointment as Brand Development Director Europe for Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. Helen is currently non-executive director of Halfords plc and also serves on the Board of Fuller, Smith & Turner plc. Other current directorships include non-executive director of Vapiano SE, a German listed casual dining chain which Helen has agreed to stand down from by 30 June 2020.
Colin Day, Chairman said:
"When I joined the Company, I said we would conduct a search to appoint two additional independent non-executive directors to further strengthen the Board. I'm very pleased that Tim and Helen have agreed to join us at what is an important stage in the Group's continued transformation. Both candidates bring a wealth of highly relevant experience in their respective fields and have displayed a strong passion for Premier Foods' ongoing success. I look forward to their contributions as we continue on our path to future value creation."
Pursuant to LR 9.6.13, no further information is required to be disclosed with respect to either appointment.
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For further information, please contact:
Premier Foods plc +44 (0) 1727 815 850
Richard Godden, Director of Investor Relations & Treasury
Francesca Tuckett +44 (0) 7884 667661