Centrica announces Board member Stephen Hester as next Senior Independent Director

– UK, Windsor – Centrica plc (LSE:CAN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Hester as Senior Independent Director with effect from 1 October 2016. Stephen succeeds Ian Meakins who steps down from the Board as Senior Independent Director with effect from 1 October 2016.

Stephen Hester joined Centrica as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2016, bringing to the Board a broad understanding of financial services and FTSE100 businesses, together with a deep knowledge of highly regulated businesses.

Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica, said: “I would like to thank Ian for the considerable diligence, challenge and professionalism which he has brought to the Board during his six year tenure and his recent period as Senior Independent Director. I believe Stephen’s experience and expertise will make a valuable contribution to Centrica and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity as Senior Independent Director.”

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