RNS Number : 9395U
Thomas Cook Group PLC
04 January 2012
Thomas Cook Group plc
4 January 2012
The Board of Thomas Cook Group plc today announces that three of the longest serving non-executive Directors, David Allvey, Bo Lerenius and Peter Middleton, will each retire at the conclusion of the Company's AGM to be held on 8 February 2012.
David Allvey's retirement comes, in accordance with corporate governance best practice, at the end of his nine years of continuous service as a non-executive Director of MyTravel Group plc and then the Company, following their merger. Bo Lerenius and Peter Middleton have decided to retire to allow the new Chairman, Frank Meysman, more flexibility to refresh the Board at this stage of the Company's development.
Roger Burnell, the Senior Independent Director, who also joined MyTravel Group plc as a non-executive Director in 2003, has agreed to remain on the Board of the Company for a further year to provide continuity and will retire at the 2013 AGM.
An international search and selection firm has been appointed to assist the Chairman and the Nominations Committee to identify and appoint additional non-executive Directors with recent operating experience.
Frank Meysman said "I would like to thank David, Bo and Peter for their contribution to the Board over the years, and particularly during the recent challenges that the Group has had to face. I, and my other colleagues on the Board, wish them well for the future. I am also grateful to Roger for agreeing to remain on the Board for a further year."
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