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Capital & Regional plc
12 June 2017

12 June 2017

Capital & Regional plc

("Capital & Regional" or the "Company" or "Group")






Further to the announcement on 8 February 2017, Capital & Regional, the UK focused specialist retail property REIT, announces that Lawrence Hutchings has today started as Chief Executive at Capital & Regional, and will officially join the Company's Board tomorrow. Lawrence replaces Hugh Scott-Barrett, who becomes Non-Executive Chairman following the retirement of John Clare.


Lawrence Hutchings, Chief Executive, commented:  "I am looking forward to getting going in my new role and to gaining a deeper understanding of the business together with the many opportunities I believe the portfolio holds, to deliver further value for shareholders."


Hugh Scott-Barrett, Non-Executive Chairman, added:  "I have every confidence in handing the reins over to Lawrence at this stage in the Company's growth. His skillset and expertise in the retail property sector will be invaluable to its future development."







Notes to editors

Lawrence Hutchings has most recently been Managing Director of Asset Management responsible for Blackstone's Australian portfolio and Asia Retail portfolio.  Prior to joining Blackstone in 2013, Lawrence was at Hammerson PLC from 2008-2012.  As Managing Director, UK Retail he was responsible for all aspects of Hammerson's multi-billion pound portfolio, overseeing a number of major acquisitions and development projects in the shopping centre sector.  Prior to joining Hammerson Lawrence spent almost seven years at Henderson Global Investors where he played a significant role in the delivery of key retail development joint ventures as Director (Property) European Retail.


For further information:

Capital & Regional plc                  020 7932 8000

Lawrence Hutchings

Charles Staveley


FTI Consulting                               020 3727 1000

Richard Sunderland                        

Claire Turvey

[email protected]


About Capital & Regional plc

Capital & Regional is a UK focused specialist property REIT with a strong track record of delivering significant value enhancing retail and leisure asset management opportunities across its c. £1 billion portfolio of in-town, dominant community shopping centres.


Capital & Regional owns seven shopping centres in Blackburn, Hemel Hempstead, Ilford, Luton, Maidstone, Walthamstow and Wood Green. It also has a 20% joint venture interest in the Kingfisher Centre in Redditch. Capital & Regional manages these assets through its in-house expert property and asset management platform.


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