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Restaurant Group PLC
04 July 2022

The Restaurant Group plc



The Restaurant Group plc

Directorate Change

4 July 2022

The Restaurant Group plc (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Loraine Woodhouse as a Non-Executive Director. She joins the Company's Board as of today's date and will become a member of both the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Loraine is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at The British Land Company plc, and from 1 November 2018 to 16 June 2022 was CFO at Halfords Group plc. Before joining Halfords, she spent five years in senior finance roles at the John Lewis Partnership, including as Finance Director of Waitrose. Prior to that, Loraine was Chief Financial Officer of Hobbs, Finance Director of Capital Shopping Centres Limited (subsequently Intu plc), and Finance Director of Costa Coffee Limited. Loraine's early career experience included finance and investor relations roles at Kingfisher plc.

Ken Hanna, The Restaurant Group Chairman, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Loraine to the Board. As well as her strong listed finance experience, she has worked across many different sectors, with a particular focus on consumer service businesses. Loraine will bring critical experience and depth to the Company, and I and the rest of the Board look forward to working with her".


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About the Restaurant Group PLC

The Restaurant Group plc operates approximately 400 restaurants and pub restaurants throughout the UK. Its principal trading brands are Wagamama, Frankie & Benny's and Brunning & Price.  It also operates a multi-brand Concessions business which trades principally in UK airports.  In addition, the Wagamama business has a 20% stake in a JV operating five Wagamama restaurants in the US and over 50 franchise restaurants operating across a number of territories.

Further Information

There is no further information in relation to Loraine Woodhouse's current or prior directorships that requires notification for the purpose of Listing Rule 9.6.13.

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