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Dixons Carphone PLC
06 April 2018




Dixons Carphone plc

Directorate Change




Dixons Carphone plc (the "Company") announces Katie Bickerstaffe, UK & Ireland CEO, has informed the Board of her decision to step down to take up the position of Chief Executive Designate at the new energy supply business recently announced by SSE plc and Innogy SE. Katie will be taking up her new role later this year.


Alex Baldock, Group Chief Executive, said:


"On behalf of the Board and all our colleagues, I would like to thank Katie for all she has done over the past 10 years for the UK and Ireland business. Katie's dedication, passion and hard work has helped transform and strengthen the business into a market leader during a period of significant change. I look forward to working closely with Katie in the coming months and wish her every success when she moves to her exciting new role."


Katie Bickerstaffe said: 


"I am incredibly proud of the Group's achievements over the last few years, laying the foundations for a great future. On a personal level it's been a pleasure to work alongside so many talented and committed colleagues and I offer my heartfelt thanks to both them and the Board for their support over these years. After ten wonderful years in the business, I feel it is the right time to move onto my next challenge."





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About Dixons Carphone:

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe's leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in nine countries.


Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from Team Knowhow.


Dixons Carphone's primary brands include Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phone House, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, and Dixons Travel in a number of UK airports as well as Dublin and Oslo. Our key service brand is Team Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics.


Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, Currys PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group's existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.



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