Pets at Home Group announces the appointment of Mike Iddon as CFO

LONDON, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, accessories and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Iddon as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from 17th October 2016.  On joining the Group Mike will become an Executive Director of the Company and a member of the Board.

Mike was the Chief Financial Officer of New Look from 2014 until earlier this year. Prior to this Mike held a number of finance roles at Tesco plc over a period of thirteen years, with his final position as Group Planning, Treasury and Tax Director. Before this he held finance roles with Kingfisher plc and Whitbread plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Mark Adams, Interim Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Group on 25th November 2016.

Ian Kellett, Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Mike to the Group. Mike brings a huge wealth of financial expertise, all gained within established retail and consumer businesses which makes him a great addition to the team.”

“I also want to thank Mark Adams for supporting us through the first half of the financial year in his position as Interim CFO and we wish him well in his next role.”

Mike Iddon, commented: “I really admire the passion for pets that is the hallmark of Pets at Home.  With so many growth opportunities, not just within retailing but also in the many services that support customers and their pets, this is a really exciting time for me to join the Group.”

There is no further information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Authority Listing Rules. This announcement contains inside information.

About Pets at Home

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading specialist pet omnichannel retailer and services provider. Pets at Home operates from 423 superstores located across the UK. The Group operates the UK’s largest small animal veterinary business with 391 practices, run principally under a Joint Venture model using the Vets4Pets and Companion Care brand names, and four veterinary specialist referral centres. Pets at Home is the UK’s leading operator of pet grooming services offered through its 246 grooming salons. The Group also operates 7 specialist High Street based dog stores, called Barkers. For more information visit: http://investors.petsathome.com/

Investor Relations Enquiries:

Pets at Home Group Plc:
+44 (0)161 486 6688
Amie Gramlick
Head Of Investor Relations

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Director Of Corporate Affairs

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Rebecca Mitchell
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Source: Pets at Home Group Plc