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Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Wilmcote Hldgs PLC

Board Appointments

RNS Number : 7815B
Wilmcote Holdings PLC
25 September 2018



LEI number: 2138004EUUU11OVHZW75

Wilmcote Holdings plc

("Wilmcote" or the "Company")

Board Appointments

London, 25 September 2018 - Wilmcote Holdings plc announces the appointment of John McAdam as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective 1 October 2018.

John McAdam joined ICI in 1997 and was appointed Group Chief Executive in 2003, serving until ICI's takeover by Akzo Nobel in 2008. Prior to joining ICI, John had spent 24 years with Unilever where he held a number of senior management positions. John was Senior Independent Director at J Sainsbury plc from 2005 to 2016, a Non-Executive Director of Sara Lee Corporation in America from 2008 to 2012, a Non-Executive Director of Rolls-Royce plc from 2008 to 2017 and Senior Independent Director for Electra Private Equity plc between 2016 and 2018. John also currently serves as Chairman of United Utilities Group plc, Chairman of Rentokil Initial plc and Senior Independent Director of Cobham plc. John received a BSc honours degree in Chemical Physics at Manchester University and later gained a PhD before becoming a research fellow.

Adrian Whitfield, Wilmcote's Chief Executive Officer commented: "John brings a wealth of experience to Wilmcote's Board, both from his extensive career as a senior executive, as well as from his time serving on the Boards of some of the UK's most prominent listed businesses. John also has a deep understanding of the Chemicals sector, which will be invaluable as we seek to identify target assets in the downstream and specialty chemicals industry.  We are delighted to have John on the Board as we progress with executing our investment strategy".

The Company also announces the appointment of James Corsellis as Chairman of the Company. James has served as a Director of the Company since March 2017. His appointment as Chairman formally separates the Chairman's role in leading the Board from the CEO's role in leading the day-to-day operations of the Company. Further details of the Wilmcote Board's roles and responsibilities can be found in the Corporate Governance section of the Wilmcote website at



Numis Securities Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: +44(0)207 260 1000

Jamie Lillywhite

Nick Westlake

Will Baunton


Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44(0)203 037 2000

Ben Bailey

Nick Stamp

Alex Moraru


Teneo Blue Rubicon (Financial PR)

Tel: +44(0)207 260 2700

Charles Armitstead

Rosie Oddy


The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.

Adrian Whitfield is Chief Executive Officer of Wilmcote Holdings plc, which has offices at 11 Buckingham Street, London, WC2N 6DF


Further regulatory disclosures


Other than as disclosed below, there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with AIM Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies:


John David Gibson McAdam (70) currently holds the following board positions:

•      Chairman of United Utilities Group plc

•      Chairman of Rentokil Initial plc

•      Senior Independent Director of Cobham plc


During the previous five years, John McAdam has served as (but is no longer appointed as) a director of:

•      J Sainsbury plc

•      Rolls-Royce plc

•      Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

•      Varnish Bidco Limited

•      Electra Private Equity plc




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