Persimmon announces Simon Litherland to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, York – Persimmon Plc (LSE:PSN), is pleased to announce that Simon Litherland will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 3 April 2017. Simon will also be appointed as a member of the Company’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees on the same date.

Simon Litherland is Chief Executive of Britvic plc. He is a qualified accountant and has over 25 years’ experience in finance and leadership roles within the drinks manufacturing and distribution sector. Prior to joining Britvic in 2011, Simon worked for global drinks manufacturer Diageo plc ultimately becoming Managing Director of Diageo Great Britain.

Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman of Persimmon, said “We are delighted to welcome Simon to the Board. His experience in consumer facing industries and his strategic and financial experience will add to the balance of skills and experience of our Directors, which will be of great benefit to Persimmon.”

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