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Debenhams plc
06 September 2016

Appointment of Non-Executive Director


6th September 2016










Debenhams plc announces that it has today appointed Lisa Myers as a non-executive director. 



Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman of Debenhams, said:


"We are delighted to welcome Lisa Myers to Debenhams.  She has had a long and distinguished career in fund management and her extensive knowledge of international retail will be a great addition to the board."



There is no information to disclose under LR 9.6.13R pertaining to this appointment.



About Lisa Myers

Lisa Myers spent 19 years at Franklin Templeton, where she was an Executive Vice-president and lead portfolio manager of some of Templeton's flagship global funds, managing or co-managing more than $10bn of assets. The coordinator of Templeton's global consumer research, Lisa had direct research responsibility for the retail, textile and apparel and luxury goods sectors.  Most recently Lisa was Co-Head of Global Partnership Investing at BTG Pactual, a global asset management strategy. Lisa studied at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a law degree at Georgetown University. She is the Chairperson of Penn's Secondary School Committee for the Bahamas and is also a board member of YESI, a Bahamian non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering youth through sport and education.



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Notes to editors

Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 240 stores across 27 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.


In the UK, Debenhams has a top three market position in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in childrenswear.  It holds the number two market position in premium health and beauty.


Debenhams has been investing in British design for 21 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Savannah Miller, Jenny Packham, Stephen Jones, Giles Deacon, Aliza Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.



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