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Thursday 19 April, 2018

Debenhams plc

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 3875L
Debenhams plc
19 April 2018


19 April 2018





Directorate Change


Debenhams plc announces today that Matt Smith, CFO, has informed the board of his intention to leave the Group in order to take up the position of Finance Director at Selfridges. A search has begun for his successor and in the meantime Matt will continue in his role to ensure an orderly handover.


CEO Sergio Bucher commented:-

"I would like to thank Matt for his support since I joined the company and his key role in devising and implementing our Debenhams Redesigned strategy. His hard work and wise counsel have been very valuable during a period of significant change and I look forward to our continuing to work together in the coming months."


Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman, commented:-

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Matt for his significant contribution to Debenhams over the past three years. We wish him every success in the future."


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Notes to editors

Debenhams is a leading international, department store group with a proud British heritage which trades out of 241 stores across 22 countries, and is available online in more than 60 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.


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