RNS Number : 6746R
Associated British Foods PLC
08 November 2011
For immediate release
8 November 2011
Associated British Foods plc
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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