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Booker Group PLC (BOK)

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Monday 09 November, 2009

Booker Group PLC

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 1333C
Booker Group PLC
09 November 2009

For Immediate Release    

9 November 2009


Booker Group plc ("the Company")


The Board of Booker is pleased to announce that Mark Aylwin (46) has been appointed as an executive director with immediate effect.

Mark is the Managing Director of Booker Direct.  Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of Blueheath.  Mark was previously supply chain and IT director at Musgrave Budgens Londis.  He has over twenty years trading, supply chain and logistics experience in the food industry, principally at Safeway where he was commercial director for non-foods and the supply chain director. 

Richard Rose, chairman of Booker, said: "Mark has done a great job developing our direct business and I'm delighted that he is now joining the Group board"

The Booker Board currently comprises of Richard Rose (chairman), Charles Wilson (chief  executive), Jonathan Prentis (Group finance director), Bryan Drew (commercial director), Bryn Satherley (operations director), Lord Bilimoria (non executive director), Andrew Cripps (non executive director), Richard Farr (non executive director) and Karen Jones (non executive director).

Save as disclosed below, there is nothing further to disclose in relation to the appointment of Mark Aylwin under LR 9.6.11 of the Listing Rules.

For further information contact:

Tulchan Communications (Financial PR to Booker Group plc)

020 7353 4200

Susanna Voyle

Lucy Legh

Investec Bank plc

020 7597 5970

Keith Anderson


Full name: Mark Aylwin 

Current directorships:

Key Lekkerland Limited

Previous directorships: 

Safeway Stores Limited (resigned 1 January 2005)

A.C. Ward & Son Limited (resigned 4 June 2007)

Blueheath Holdings Plc (resigned 4 June 2007)

Booker Direct Limited (resigned 4 June 2007)

C.T.M Wholesale Limited (resigned 4 June 2007)

Wedgewood Supply Chain Limited (resigned/dissolved 23 October 2007)

Shareholding in Booker Group Plc: 

Mark Aylwin holds 357,190 ordinary shares of 1p in the Company.

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