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Restaurant Group PLC - Directorate Change

RNS Number : 8772H
Restaurant Group PLC
13 June 2017

The Restaurant Group plc



Directorate Change


The Restaurant Group plc (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul May as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board on 3 July 2017.


Paul has extensive current experience of managing public and private companies in the retail and hospitality sectors. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Patisserie Valerie Holdings plc, having been appointed in 2006. During his tenure, he has overseen the profitable expansion of the company and its successful IPO. Paul is also a Non-Executive Director at GRA Ltd, a privately-owned sports facilities and hospitality group.


The Company also today announces that Sally Cowdry, Non-Executive Director, will be retiring from the Board on 31 August 2017.


As part of the Board's succession planning, the Company intends to recruit one further Non-Executive Director in due course.



Debbie Hewitt, Chairman, said;


"I am pleased to welcome Paul to the Company. As well as his strong sector credentials and his broad strategic and commercial insight, he brings a wealth of experience as a listed company director. I am sure that he will add considerable value to our Board and we look forward to working with him.


On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Sally for her valuable contribution during her tenure, and wish her all the best for the future."


                                                                                                                         13th June 2017



The Restaurant Group plc

Debbie Hewitt, Chairman

020 3117 5001



Instinctif Partners

Matthew Smallwood


020 7457 2020

There is no further information in relation to Paul May's current or prior directorships that requires notification for the purpose of Listing Rule 9.6.13.


The disclosure required by section 430 (2B) of the Companies Act 2006 relating to the departure of Sally Cowdry from the Company is set out below.

 1.   Sally Cowdry will step down from the Board on 31 August 2017.

 2.   She will be paid her fees as usual, in line with her contractual terms, until 13 September 2017.


About The Restaurant Group plc


The Restaurant Group plc operates 494 restaurants and pub restaurants throughout the UK. Its principal trading brands are Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Coast to Coast and Brunning & Price. It also operates a multi-brand Concessions business which trades principally in UK airports.

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Price: 41.2717

Market: LSE
Market Cap: £243.42 m

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