Shepherd Neame Ltd - Board Appointments London Stock Exchange
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Shepherd Neame Limited
22 January 2016



22nd January 2016


Shepherd Neame is pleased to announce the appointment of two non-executive directors to the Board.

Hilary Riva OBE, 58, will join the Board in April 2016. Hilary has enjoyed a successful career in fashion retailing with various senior roles in the Arcadia group followed by her jointly leading the buyout of Principles, Hawkshead, Warehouse and Racing Green as Managing Director of Rubicon Retail. Following the sale of Rubicon, Hilary was CEO of the British Fashion Council from 2005 to 2009. She is also a current non-executive director at Shaftesbury plc, the FSTE 250 property company, at ASOS plc, the largest online fashion retailer, and at London and Partners, the official promotional company for London.

Richard Oldfield DL, 60, will join the board in June 2016. Richard is executive chairman of Oldfield Partners LLP, an investment management firm managing listed equities funds. He is also a Director of Witan Investment Trust plc and a trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Clore Duffield Foundation. Previously he was a Director of Mercury Asset Management plc.

Oliver Barnes, who has served as a non-executive director since 2005 will step down from the Board in July 2016 and James Leigh-Pemberton CVO, who has served as a non-executive director since 2004 will step down from the Board in September 2016.

Miles Templeman, Chairman, said "We are delighted to welcome Hilary and Richard to the Board.  They are both highly capable individuals who enjoy very distinguished careers in their chosen fields and will no doubt make a great contribution to the continued success and development of Shepherd Neame.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank James and Oliver for their very significant individual contributions to the business. They have helped to steer the Company through some challenging times for the industry over the past 10 years, and played a big part in helping the company achieve the strong position we are in today."


For further information, please contact:



Shepherd Neame Limited


Jonathan Neame, Chief Executive

Mark Rider, Finance and IT Director

Tel: 01795 532206






Marc Cohen / Christina Clark

Tel: 020 7074 1800



Regional and Trade Media Contact:


John Humphreys

Tel: 01795 542051


Note: The Directors of Shepherd Neame Limited accept responsibility for this announcement.





Shepherd Neame is Britain's oldest brewer. Established in 1698 and based in Faversham, Kent it employs around 1,200 people.


The Company retails its own beers, on draught and in bottles, under a range of highly successful brand names, including:


-      Spitfire: One of the leading premium bottled ales in the UK with national distribution on draught (4.2% abv) and in bottle (4.5% abv). Spitfire Gold, a golden ale (4.1% abv) and in bottle (4.3%), was launched to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


-      Whitstable Bay: This range, sold under the Faversham Steam Brewery brand, includes a Pale Ale on draught (3.9%) and in bottle (4%), an Organic Ale (4.5%), Blonde Lager (4.5%) and Black Oyster Stout (4.2%).


-      Bishops Finger: Connoisseur premium ale (5.4% abv).  


-      Master Brew: The 'Original Kentish Ale' is a well-hopped cask ale (3.7% abv).


The Company also brews lagers under license, including:


-      Asahi Super Dry: Japan's number one beer (5% abv), which is produced under an exclusive UK license for brewing, sales and marketing.


-      Samuel Adams Boston Lager: The leading US craft lager (4.8% abv) brewed under an exclusive license from the Boston Beer Company. The Company also imports Rebel IPA, a strong hopped US craft beer (6.5% abv) and Angry Orchard, America's No. 1 Hard Cider (5%).


Shepherd Neame sold 261,000 brewers' barrels of beer (75.1 million pints) including 224,000 brewers' barrels of own brewed beer (64.6 million pints) in the last year. The majority of these sales were made in the UK although the Company also exports to more than 35 countries.


At the year end, the Company operated 338 pubs in the South East, of which 286 were tenanted or leased and 52 managed. The pub estate ranges from inns and hotels to destination dining, great traditional and local community pubs. 


Shepherd Neame's shares are traded on the ISDX Growth Market. See for further information and the current share price. 


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