C&C Group appoints Jim Clerkin to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– IRELAND, Dublin – C&C Group plc (LSE:CCR), the premium drinks company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jim Clerkin to the Group’s Board of Directors as an independent non-executive Director, effective 1 April 2017.

Jim has over 30 years’ experience in the beer, wine and spirits industries and is the President and Chief Executive of Moët Hennessy North America. Jim joined Moët Hennessy in 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer USA. Prior to joining Moët Hennessy, Jim held roles in Guinness and Diageo, including terms as Managing Director of Gilbeys of Ireland, President of Diageo North America’s Western Division, and President of Allied Domecq North America. Jim’s career began in Ireland where he progressed through the ranks at Guinness to become Executive Sales Director and a member of the Board of Directors.

Sir Brian Stewart, Chairman of C&C, commented: “We are delighted that Jim is joining the Board of C&C. Jim brings to the Board a wealth of experience and knowledge of the global drinks industry. His contribution will be invaluable to the Group.”

About C&C Group plc

C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, soft drinks and bottled water. C&C Group brands include: Bulmers the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; Tipperary Water; Finches soft drinks, as well as a range of niche, premium and craft ciders and beers. C&C Group also owns and manufactures Woodchuck, a leading craft cider brand in the United States and manufactures and distributes a number of 3rd party international beer brands in Scotland and Ireland. C&C is also a leading drinks wholesaler in Scotland and Ireland, where it operates under the Tennent’s and C&C Gleeson brands respectively. C&C Group is headquartered in Dublin with manufacturing operations in Co.Tipperary, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Vermont, US. C&C Group plc is listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.

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