Adnams PLC - Directorate Change
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Adnams PLC
16 January 2023
 

Adnams plc

16 January 2023

Adnams plc

 

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Adnams plc (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Townsend as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 January 2023. Simon will also become a member of the Audit Committee and join the Remuneration Committee with a view to taking on the Chairmanship of that Committee post completion of the Company's non-executive director induction process. Simon is currently a non-executive director of the Côte Restaurants Group and was previously a non-executive director of Countryside Partnerships Plc.

Simon has extensive experience in the UK hospitality industry, having worked for over 35 years in various sales, marketing, commercial and operational roles, previously with Ei Group plc, Whitbread PLC, Allied Domecq PLC, The Rank Group Plc and Marston, Thompson & Evershed PLC.

Simon was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Ei Group plc, the FTSE-listed owner and operator of over 4,000 pubs across England and Wales. He joined the Company in 1999, was appointed to the Board in 2000, and appointed as CEO in 2014 to lead a strategic transformation of the group. Ei Group plc was acquired by funds managed by TDR Capital in March 2020.

He served as a non-executive director of FTSE-listed housebuilder Countryside Properties plc from March 2019 to November 2022, is a non-executive director of private equity-owned Cote Restaurants, a Senior Advisor at global consultancy Teneo and a member of the advisory board of diversity and inclusion organization WiHTL.

 

Dr Andy Wood OBE DL, Chief Executive Officer, said;

 

"I am delighted that Simon has agreed to join the Adnams Board at this exciting time for the Company. He brings to the Board wide ranging sector experience and a broad range of skills in business leadership, strategic planning, organisational development and a focus on the customer. Simon's experience will be invaluable to the Company as we embark on the next stage of our journey."

 

Simon Townsend, Non-Executive Director, said:

 

"I have admired the Adnams business for a long time and am delighted to be joining the Board at such an exciting time for the Company and to have the opportunity to be part of the Company's future, its culture and values going forward."

 

Interests in the Securities of the Issuer

 

Mr Townsend holds no interest in the securities of the Company, but will be required to acquire £25 (nominal value) of Ordinary Shares in the Company in accordance with the Company's articles of association.

 

Current directorships and partnerships:

 

BETTER TASTE HOLDING 2 LIMITED (Côte Restaurants Group)

 

Past directorships and partnerships held within the last five years:

 

COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS LIMITED (previously COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS PLC)

ELMS (COLWALL) LIMITED(THE)

THE UNIQUE PUB FINANCE COMPANY PLC

UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES THETA LIMITED

UNIQUE PUB INVESTMENTS LIMITED

WEST MIDLANDS TAVERNS (HOLDINGS) LIMITED

VOYAGER PUB GROUP LIMITED

BERMONDSEY PUB COMPANY LIMITED

ENTERPRISE INNS HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED

VOYAGER PUB GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

IMAGEGOLD LIMITED

UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES GAMMA LIMITED

UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES ALPHA LIMITED

BRITISH BEER & PUB ASSOCIATION

UNIQUE PUBS LIMITED

ENTERPRISE MANAGED INVESTMENTS LIMITED

GIBBS MEW LIMITED

EI GROUP LIMITED (previously EI GROUP PLC)

SOCIAL CELLAR LIMITED

UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES LIMITED

UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES BETA LIMITED

EI PUBLICAN SERVICES LIMITED

BEDE HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED

CENTURY INNS LIMITED

THE CRAFT UNION PUB COMPANY LIMITED

DIRTY LIQUOR ALPHA LIMITED

 

There are no other matters which are required to be announced pursuant to paragraph 4.9 of the AQSE Growth Market Access Rulebook.

 

Enquiries:

For further information please contact info@adnams.co.uk

 

Notes to editors:

Adnams is a is a company defined by its values which can be summarised as "doing things right". It has been brewing for over 150 years and produces a range of award winning spirits, cask, keg and bottled beers, which are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide. The Company has unlisted 'A' Ordinary Shares and its 'B' Ordinary Shares are traded on the AQSE Growth Market.

 

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Website:          www.adnams.co.uk

 

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