– IRELAND, Santry –  Greencore Group Plc (LON: GNC), a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, today announced the appointment of Peter Haden to the Board as Executive Director with effect from 21 May 2019. In parallel, he will take up the role of Chief Operating Officer of Greencore Group. In that role, he will have responsibility for running the day to day business, strengthening our organisation, and building our capability.

Gary Kennedy, Chairman of Greencore, said: “Peter has made an outstanding contribution to Greencore in a number of senior roles since joining us in 2015, and his promotion to the Board is well deserved. His strategic mindset and operational expertise will be invaluable as Greencore looks to drive performance and pursue the range of compelling growth opportunities that we see in the UK convenience food market.”

About Peter Haden

Peter joined Greencore in January 2015 as Chief Development Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the UK division in July 2018. His transition to the Group COO and Board roles reflects both the fact that the Group now has a single, integrated leadership structure, following the disposal of its US business in November 2018, and his sustained contribution to the operational and strategic agenda of the Group.

Prior to joining Greencore, Peter was a Partner with McKinsey & Co. where he led the UK Consumer Practice. Before McKinsey, he was a brand manager with Procter & Gamble.

About Greencore

Greencore is a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK. It supplies grocery and other retailers including all of the major UK supermarkets. The Group has strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, sushi, salads, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.

On an annual basis, Greencore manufactures around 706 million sandwiches and other food to go products, 144 million chilled prepared meals, and 226 million bottles of cooking sauces, pickles, and condiments. The Group carries out around 7,500 deliveries to stores each day.

Greencore has 15 world-class manufacturing sites in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. The Group employs approximately 11,300 people and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

For more information: https://www.greencore.com

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