Marks and Spencer Group plc confirms that Helen Weir CBE will take up the position of CFO and join the Board on 1st April 2015

LONDON, 2015-2-9 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Further to the announcement made on 17th November 2014, and in accordance with paragraph 9.6.12 of the Listing Rules, Marks and Spencer Group plc today confirms that Helen Weir CBE will take up the position of Chief Finance Officer and join the Board on 1st April 2015.

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Notes to Editors:

Helen is a Non-Executive Director of SAB Miller and an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Rugby Football Union.
Previous non-executive appointments include City of London Investment Trust Plc, Royal Mail Holdings, Supervisory Board of Hornbach Holding AG and member of the Accounting Standards Board.

Helen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was awarded a CBE for services to Finance in 2008.

Helen was until recently Chief Financial Officer at the John Lewis Partnership. She joined John Lewis in 2012 from Lloyds Banking Group plc where she was Group Executive Director, Retail having been Group Finance Director at Lloyds from 2004-2008.  Prior to this, Helen was Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc, and Finance Director of B&Q. She spent her early career at Unilever and McKinsey & Co.