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Director Appointments

Greene King appoints CFO

11 August 2017 08:13

Greene King has announced that Richard Smothers would join the company in December and join the board as chief financial officer in February.

Smothers will joins from Mothercare where he has been CFO since March 2015.

Previously, he was director of group finance at Rexam plc from 2011.

Prior to this, he spent 14 years in a number of senior finance roles at Tesco plc, including finance director for UK operations and finance director, Asia.

Greene King Rooney Anand said: "I am delighted that Richard Smothers is joining us as chief financial officer.

"Richard has 20 years of experience at blue chip retail and consumer-focused companies in senior financial roles.

"He is a great addition to the executive team as we seek to become Britain's best pub company and to continue to deliver long-term growth and value to shareholders."

Smothers is replacing Kirk Davis, who will be leaving Greene King at the end of January to become CFO of the Restaurant Group.

Chairman Philip Yea said: "On behalf of the board I would like to thank Kirk for his contribution over the past three years during the acquisition and integration of Spirit. We wish Kirk well for the future."

At 8:13am: (LON:GNK) Greene King PLC share price was -8.5p at 654.5p

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