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Appointment of a new Non-executive Director


12 October 2016

Change to the Board of Directors
Appointment of a new Non-executive Director

PZ Cussons plc (“PZ Cussons” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Jez Maiden will join the Board as a Non-executive Director on 1 November 2016.

Jez Maiden is Group Finance Director of Croda International Plc, the FTSE100 global speciality chemicals company. He has previously held similar positions at National Express Group Plc, Northern Foods Plc and British Vita Plc and was, until last year, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Synthomer Plc. Mr Maiden will chair the Company’s Audit & Risk Committee with effect from 1 January 2017 when the incumbent, Caroline Silver, becomes Chair of the Company. 

Professor John Arnold, who has been a Non-executive Director since 2006, will retire from the Board on 31 December 2016.  

Richard Harvey, Chairman of PZ Cussons, said:

"We are delighted to announce Jez’s appointment. He has held various senior finance positions throughout his career to date and is also an experienced Non-executive Director. He is an excellent addition to our Board.

"On behalf of my colleagues on the Board and throughout the Company, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank John Arnold for the significant contribution which he has made over his time with the business.”

There are no further details in respect of Jez Maiden requiring disclosure under Listing Rules 9.6.13(2) to 9.6.13(6) inclusive.

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