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Wednesday 08 December, 2010

Booker Group PLC

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 6087X
Booker Group PLC
08 December 2010


For Immediate Release        


8 December 2010



Booker Group plc ("the Company")




The Board of Booker is pleased to announce that Stewart Gilliland has been appointed as a Non Executive Director with immediate effect. Stewart, 53, recently retired as Chief Executive of Muller UK and Ireland after a long career spent in senior roles with leading consumer-facing companies, including Whitbread and Interbrew. His current roles include non-executive directorships of Sutton and East Surrey Water PLC and Brulines Group, which provides volume and revenue protection systems for the licensed on-trade.


Richard Rose, Chairman of Booker, said: "We are delighted that Stewart has agreed to join the Board of Booker. His long experience of working with leading consumer brands and, in particular, his time working in the beverages industry will be invaluable as we continue our journey to focus, drive and broaden our business."






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Tulchan Communications (PR adviser to Booker Group plc)

020 7353 4200

Susanna Voyle

Lucy Legh




The Booker Board now comprises of Richard Rose (Chairman), Charles Wilson (Chief Executive), Jonathan Prentis (Group Finance Director), Bryan Drew (Commercial Director; due), Bryn Satherley (Operations Director), Guy Farrant (Managing Director of UK cash & carry), Mark Aylwin (Managing Director Booker Direct); and non executive directors Lord Bilimoria, Andrew Cripps, Richard Farr, Karen Jones and Stewart Gilliland


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



Full name: Stewart Charles Gilliland


Current directorships:

Brulines Group Plc

Dairy UK Limited

Infuzions Limited

SMDH Consulting Limited

The Prince's Countryside Fund

Countryside Fund Trading Ltd

Sutton & East Surrey Water PLC


Previous directorships:

Nimbuspath Limited (resigned 27 December 2005)

Halewood International Holdings Plc (resigned 29 August 2008)

Muller Dairy (U.K.) Limited (resigned 1 March 2010)


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