Bonmarché Holdings plc: Section 430 (2B) of the Companies Act 2006 announcement regarding Beth Butterwick resignation

Wakefield, England, 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As announced on 27 June 2016, Beth Butterwick stepped down as Chief Executive of Bonmarché Holdings plc (“the Company” or “the Group”) with effect from 12 August 2016, and ceased to be an employee on the same date. The following information is provided in accordance with section 430 (2B) of the Companies Act 2006.

Mrs Butterwick will receive her salary and benefits, as outlined in the Group’s 2016 Directors’ Remuneration Report, up to this date. No further payments have been or will be made to Mrs Butterwick in connection with her resignation from office.

Mrs Butterwick was a participant in a Restricted Share Plan (“the scheme”) which had been put in place prior to the Company`s listing on AIM. Under the rules of the scheme, Mrs Butterwick had purchased 1,260,000 shares for a consideration of £104,000. The shares were subject to a vesting restriction whereby 20% of the shares vested annually over 5 years. The rules of the scheme provide that in the event of a participant tendering their resignation from the Company, any unvested shares must be sold back to the Company at the original purchase price. At the date Mrs Butterwick tendered her resignation, 40% of the shares were unvested. Accordingly, the Bonmarché Employee Benefit Trust will purchase on behalf of the Company, 504,000 shares for £41,760.

Full details of Mrs Butterwick’s remuneration in respect of the relevant part of the current financial year will be disclosed in the Directors’ Remuneration Report for the financial year ending 1 April 2017.

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Bonmarché Holdings plc announces that its CEO Beth Butterwick will step down to join Karen Millen as its Chief Executive

Wakefield, England, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ —

1. Beth Butterwick to step down as Chief Executive Officer

Bonmarché Holdings plc today announces that Beth Butterwick, Chief Executive, will step down after four years with the Company to join Karen Millen as Chief Executive. Beth will remain with Bonmarché until her successor is appointed to ensure a smooth transition.

The Board is conducting a comprehensive search for the Company’s next Chief Executive and a further announcement will be made in due course.

John Coleman, Chairman, said:

“On behalf of the Board, and all our colleagues at Bonmarché, we thank Beth for her exceptional contribution over the past four years. She has led the business through a transformative period, through the acquisition by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners in 2012, the IPO on AIM in 2013, and most recently the Company’s transition to the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market as one of the UK’s largest women’s value retailers.

Beth has imbued Bonmarché with a sense of energy and purpose, and today the business is wellplaced for long-term success, with a robust balance sheet, strong management, and a carefully formulated growth strategy. We wish her all the very best for the future.”

Beth Butterwick, CEO, said:

“It has been a great privilege to lead this unique Company. I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the valued support from customers, colleagues, suppliers and shareholders, throughout my time with Bonmarché.”

2. Trading update

In the Company’s Interim Results report published on 23 November, the Board stated that, provided trading conditions normalised for the remainder of the financial year, its expectations for the full year would remain unchanged.

Trading conditions during December, particularly since “Black Friday” on 27 November, have been very challenging, and have not normalised. The Board’s view is that these trading conditions are likely to continue for the remainder of the winter season and it has therefore revised its profit expectations for the current financial year. Given the ongoing volatility of trading conditions, the Board considers it likely that the PBT will be within the range of £10.5m to £12.0m.

The Company will issue its post-Christmas trading update on 15 January 2016.

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Bonmarché CEO Beth Butterwick won the Fashion Retailing Personality of the Year award

Bonmarché has won a coveted Drapers Award.

Wakefield, England, 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now celebrating its 25th year, the results of the Drapers Awards 2015 were revealed on 26th November at the prestigious Old Billingsgate, London where the fashion industry elite came together for a night of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements.

Bonmarché CEO Beth Butterwick has won the Fashion Retailing Personality of the Year award and was praised by the Drapers’ expert judging panel.

With 19 targeted categories, the awards cover every aspect of the fashion industry, from Best Fashion Marketing Campaign to Best Store Design. This year saw the introduction of several brand new categories, including Best Innovation in Fashion Retail and Best Place to Work.

The Drapers Awards are the most admired and relevant awards in the fashion retail industry. The awards provide industry recognition and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Keely Stocker, editor, Drapers, said: “Since 1991 the best of the best in fashion retailing have been spotlighted at the Drapers Awards. The awards have evolved over the years but the essence of what they stand for remains the same – they celebrate the very best in fashion retailing. In the last 25 years, we’ve presented more than 400 awards since our early days when we were known as Drapers Record. It remains a real pleasure and honour for the Drapers team to identify, celebrate, reward and applaud the best of the brilliant work done by hundreds of fashion businesses across the UK and Ireland

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