M&S Chairman Robert Swannell intends to retire in 2017

LONDON, 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group plc (“M&S”) announces that, after serving six years as Chairman, Robert Swannell has informed the M&S Board that he intends to retire in 2017. Senior Independent Director Vindi Banga will now lead a process to identify and appoint the next M&S Chairman and Robert Swannell will continue in his role until this process is complete.

Robert Swannell, Chairman said: “A year ago we chose Steve Rowe as our Chief Executive. Steve completed a thorough analysis of the business and developed a detailed plan to build a simpler and more relevant M&S.

“This plan is now underway and I feel that it is the right time for the business to look for a new Chairman. It is a real privilege to chair this iconic company and I will continue to do so until my successor is in place.”

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Marks and Spencer Group plc announces changes to its Board and Committee membership

LONDON, 2015-3-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group plc (“M&S”) today announces the following changes to its Board and Committee membership.

Further to the announcement in August 2014, M&S confirms that Jan du Plessis, Senior Independent Director, will step down from the Board on 4 March 2015, having served on the Board since 2008.

Vindi Banga, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and Non-Executive Director since 2012, will succeed Jan as Senior Independent Director.  He will continue to Chair the Remuneration Committee.

Miranda Curtis will be appointed to the Audit Committee with immediate effect. Miranda is also a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Robert Swannell will join the Remuneration Committee with immediate effect.

Robert Swannell, Marks & Spencer Chairman said: “On behalf of the M&S Board, I would like to thank Jan for his outstanding commitment and contribution to M&S.  His insights and experience have been invaluable over the last seven years. We wish him well in his new appointment at SABMiller plc.

“The Nominations Committee has set clear criteria for the experience and skills for Non-Executive Director succession and we expect to make an additional appointment in due course”.

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