Marks & Spencer announces Richard Solomons to the Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Marks and Spencer Group plc (“M&S”) today announces the appointment of Richard Solomons to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. He will take up his appointment on 13 April 2015 and will also join the Nomination Committee at that time.

Richard is currently Chief Executive Officer of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Richard joined IHG (and its predecessor and affiliated companies) in 1992 and worked in a number of senior roles, including operational, across the business until his appointment to the Board of IHG as Chief Financial Officer in 2003. He was appointed CEO in July 2011. Richard will bring strong commercial, financial, consumer, branding and global experience to the M&S Board.

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Swannell, Chairman of Marks & Spencer said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard Solomons to the Board of M&S. He is a CEO with a proven track record in a global consumer business and will bring a wealth of relevant experience.”

Richard Solomons said: “I am looking forward to joining the Board of M&S and contributing to the continuing development of this iconic, innovative and trusted brand.”

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