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Tuesday 08 November, 2011

Assoc British Foods

Directorate Change

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Associated British Foods PLC
08 November 2011

For immediate release

8 November 2011


Associated British Foods plc

Directorate Change


Associated British Foods plc ("the company") today announces that Galen Weston has decided to retire as a non-executive director at the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting of shareholders, on 9 December 2011, after serving 47 years on the Board.


The company also announces the appointment of Emma Adamo as a non-executive director with effect from the end of the Annual General Meeting.  Mrs Adamo is a director of Wittington Investments Limited and was educated at Stanford University and Insead in France.  Mrs Adamo holds 466,234 shares in Associated British Foods plc.


Charles Sinclair, Chairman, said:


"On behalf of the Board, I should like to thank Galen for his sound guidance and support to the company over very many years and to wish him well for the future. I should also like to welcome Emma to the Board and I am certain she will make a valuable contribution."



For further information:


Chris Barrie/Nicola Swift/Kate Lehane, Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Tel: 020 7638 9571



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