Brian Cassin joins Sainsbury’s Board as Non-Executive Director on 1st April 2016

LONDON, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today announces that Brian Cassin will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1st April 2016. Brian will be a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.

In addition, Susan Rice will be appointed Senior Independent Director at our AGM on 6th July 2016.  These appointments follow the previously announced retirement of John McAdam, Senior Independent Director, who will step down at the AGM after ten years as a Non-Executive Director.

Brian Cassin is CEO of Experian plc, the global information services company.  Brian joined Experian as CFO in April 2012, a post he held until his appointment as CEO in July 2014.  Prior to this, Brian spent his career in investment banking at Baring Brothers International (1992-1998) and Greenhill & Co (1998-2012) where he was Managing Director and Partner.

Commenting on the appointment David Tyler, Chairman of Sainsbury’s, said: “We are delighted to welcome Brian Cassin as a Non-Executive Director. He is an ideal addition to our Board, bringing present day experience of running a FTSE40 company and of big data and analytics – topics of key importance to Sainsbury’s.

“I would also like to thank John McAdam for his invaluable contribution to the Board and Sainsbury’s over the last ten years, and particularly for his counsel in his role as Senior Independent Director.  I look forward to working with Susan in her new role as Senior Independent Director following John’s departure.”

No further information is required to be disclosed under 9.6.13R of the UK Listing Rules.

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Brian Cassin joins Sainsbury’s Board as Non-Executive Director on 1st April 2016

Brian Cassin joins Sainsbury’s Board as Non-Executive Director on 1st April 2016