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McColl's Retail Group plc
14 January 2022

14 January 2022

McColl's Retail Group plc


Directorate change


McColl's Retail Group plc (the "Company") today announces that Richard Crampton has informed the Board of his decision to resign as Chief Commercial Officer ("CCO") to take up the role of Director of Fresh Food and Food Services at J Sainsbury plc. Accordingly, Richard has stepped down from the Board with immediate effect, and the Company has agreed to release him from his contractual notice obligation on 18 February 2022, after an orderly handover.


Karen Bird, Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), will assume responsibility for Commercial alongside her existing duties. The role of CCO will not be replaced. Karen has extensive experience in convenience and food retail. Prior to joining McColl's, she spent over 25 years with Tesco, including leading significant change programmes. Karen takes over a commercial team that was recently strengthened with the addition of Paul Cunningham, Commercial Director, who joined from Co-operative Group, and Rob George, Customer Director, who joined from J Sainsbury plc.


Jonathan Miller, Chief Executive, said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Richard for the valuable contribution he has made to the business over the past two years, and to wish him every success in his future role.


"I am delighted that Karen will now be incorporating commercial into the role of COO. Karen has made a significant contribution to the business since joining in 2016 and has been instrumental in leading the Morrisons Daily rollout. With these changes I am confident that we have a strong team in place to implement our strategy, and that the rollout of Morrisons Daily will deliver long-term sustainable growth."



This announcement is issued in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11.




  Analyst & Investors:

Tej Randhawa, McColl's


+44 (0)1277 372916


Ed Young, Headland

Rob Walker, Headland

Charlie Twigg, Headland

+44 (0)203 805 4822




Leaving arrangements

Richard will continue to receive his base salary, pension provision and benefits (including any accrued holiday pay) during his notice period up to the point that he leaves the Group on 18 February 2022, at which point they will cease. As he has resigned from the Board, Richard is not entitled to receive any further bonus payments or share awards, and any unvested LTIP awards will lapse at cessation. Further details of the amounts paid in respect of salary, benefits and pension will be set out in the forthcoming Directors' Remuneration Report.

About McColl's Retail Group

McColl's is a leading neighbourhood retailer, with an estate of over 1,100 managed convenience stores and newsagents. We operate McColl's and Morrisons Daily branded convenience stores as well as newsagents branded Martin's across the UK, except in Scotland where we operate under our heritage brand, RS McColl.


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