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boohoo group plc
04 October 2021
 

For Immediate Release

4 October 2021

 

boohoo group plc

 

("boohoo" or "the Group")

Directorate Change

boohoo (AIM: BOO), a leading online fashion retailer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsty Britz to the Board as Non-Executive Director, with effect from today. Kirsty will become a member of the Audit and Risk Committees on appointment.

The appointment of Kirsty brings additional expertise to the Board, particularly in areas of Environmental, Social and Governance matters. Over the last twelve months the Group has significantly strengthened its Board with three Non-Executive Director appointments, resulting in a Board that comprises a majority of Independent Directors.

Kirsty is currently the Director of Sustainable Banking at NatWest Group plc and an independent member of the Professional Standards Committee at HMRC. Prior to joining NatWest Group, she held the role of Director of Citizenship at Barclays. Kirsty has served as a member of UKRI sustainability advisory group and as a member of NERC independent research panel and she has held various sustainability, brand strategy and marketing roles in the retail, telecommunications and advertising sectors.

Mahmud Kamani, Group Executive Chairman, commented:

"I am delighted to welcome Kirsty to the Board and look forward to the contribution she will bring. Her extensive ESG experience will help ensure the board remains focused on making balanced and sustainable decisions that factor in the impact of our strategy on multiple stakeholder groups."

Kirsty Britz, commented:

"I look forward to helping the Group develop its sustainability approach, embedding it into strategy, governance and operations, and ensuring the Board remains focused on building practices fit for a sustainable future."

The following additional information is provided in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Kirsten Michele St Clair Britz (aged 50) has not held any directorships or partnerships in the past five years.

There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two Part (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

 

Enquiries

 

 

boohoo group plc

 

Neil Catto, Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +44 (0)161 233 2050

Alistair Davies, Investor Relations

Tel: +44 (0)161 233 2050

Clara Melia, Investor Relations

Tel: +44 (0)20 3289 5520

Mark Mochalski, Investor Relations

Tel: +44 (0)20 3239 6289

 

 

 

Zeus Capital - Nominated adviser and joint broker

 

Nick Cowles / Andrew Jones

Tel: +44 (0)161 831 1512

Benjamin Robertson

Tel: +44 (0)20 3829 5000

 

 

Jefferies - Joint broker

 

Philip Noblet/Max Jones

Tel: +44 (0)20 7029 8000

 

 

Buchanan - Financial PR adviser

boohoo@buchanan.uk.com

Richard Oldworth / Kim Looringh-van Beeck / Toto Berger / Sophie Wills

Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000

 

About boohoo group plc

 

"Leading the fashion eCommerce market"

 

Founded in Manchester in 2006, boohoo is an inclusive and innovative global brand targeting young, value-orientated customers, pushing boundaries to bring its customers up-to-date and inspirational fashion, 24/7.

In 2017, the group extended its customer offering through the acquisitions of the vibrant fashion brand PrettyLittleThing and free-thinking brand Nasty Gal. In March 2019, the group acquired the MissPap brand, in August 2019 the Karen Millen and Coast brands and in June 2020 the Warehouse and Oasis brands, all complementary to the group's scalable, multi-brand platform. In January 2021, the group acquired the intellectual property assets of Debenhams, with the goal of transforming a leading UK fashion and beauty retailer into a digital department store and marketplace through a new capital-light and low-risk operating model. In February 2021, the group acquired the intellectual property assets of UK brands Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton. As at 31 August 2021, the boohoo group had 19 million active customers across all its brands around the world.

 

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