12 November 2019
This announcement contains inside information
Domino's Pizza Group plc
The Board of Domino's Pizza Group plc ("Domino's" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Usman Nabi to the Board as Non-Executive Director and a member of the Nomination Committee, with effect from 11 November 2019. Usman will work alongside Ian Bull, the Company's Senior Independent Director, in seeking to recruit a new Chairman, a process that will be overseen by the Nomination Committee.
Usman is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Browning West LP ("Browning West"), a Los Angeles-based investment partnership and 6.5% shareholder of the Company. Prior to founding Browning West, Usman held various roles at H Partners Management, Perry Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Lazard Freres. He is currently a Director on the Board of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., the largest regional theme park operator in the world, a position he has held since May 2010. Previously, Usman was a Director on the Board of Tempur Sealy International, Inc., the world's largest bedding products company, a position he held from May 2015 to May 2018.
Domino's is actively looking to strengthen its Board to ensure it has the best skills, experience and capabilities, as well as complying with best practice corporate governance. Having considered Usman's track record of attracting and recruiting talent to companies, and following discussions with other shareholders, the Board believes that he is a strong addition to the Board.
As previously announced, the Board is focused on attracting and recruiting a new Chairman and a new CEO. In order to optimise this process, the Board has decided to prioritise the appointment of a new Chairman, which will be followed by the appointment of a new CEO.
The person responsible for making this notification is David Bauernfeind, Chief Financial Officer.
For further information, please contact:
Domino's Pizza Group plc:
Bethany Barnes, Head of Investor Relations
Tim Danaher, Samantha Chiene
020 7404 5959
About Domino's Pizza Group
Domino's Pizza Group plc is the UK's leading pizza brand and a major player in the Irish market. We hold the master franchise agreement to own, operate and franchise Domino's stores in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In addition, we have a controlling stake in the holders of the Domino's master franchise agreements in Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as associate investments in Germany and Luxembourg.
About Usman Nabi
Usman S. Nabi is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Browning West, a Los Angeles-based investment partnership. The partnership employs a concentrated, long-term and fundamental approach to investing.
Usman has been a Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. since May 2010. At Six Flags, Usman is the Chairman of the Nominating & Governance Committee and a member of its Compensation Committee. Previously, he served as the Executive Chairman of Six Flags' Board of Directors, as well as the Chairman of Six Flags' CEO Search Committee.
From May 2015 to May 2018, Usman was a Non-Executive Director of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. where he also served as the Chairman of Tempur Sealy's CEO Search Committee.
Usman earned his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.B.A from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Corporate governance information
Save as disclosed above, there are no further details to disclose under paragraphs 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules in respect of Usman Nabi.
Under the provision of the UK Corporate Governance Code, Usman will not be considered to be an independent Non-Executive Director.
The Company and Browning West have entered into a Relationship Agreement which covers comprehensive corporate governance matters. A summary of the Relationship Agreement will be available at: https://investors.dominos.co.uk/investors/overview
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