Premier Foods announces Keith Hamill to its Board of Directors as upcoming Chairman

– UK, St Albans – Premier Foods plc (LSE:PFD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Hamill, OBE, as non-executive Chairman of the Company. Keith will join the Board on 1 October as non-executive Chairman designate and will be appointed as Chairman on 9 November. On Keith’s appointment, and as previously announced, David Beever will step down from the Board after nine years with the Company and five years as Chairman.

David Beever, Chairman, said: “It has been a privilege to have served as Chairman of Premier Foods for five years and to have worked with such a talented and dedicated executive team. I wish Keith, the Board, and the Company every success in the future and believe Premier Foods is well positioned for future growth.”

Ian Krieger, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods, added: “We are delighted to welcome Keith Hamill, OBE, as Chairman of the Board and look forward to working with him to deliver long-term value for shareholders. Keith’s background in consumer facing businesses in addition to his breadth of experience as a Chairman and non-executive director will be invaluable as we continue to focus on our strategic objectives. I would like to thank David Beever for his commitment and significant contribution to the Company over the last nine years and extend our very best wishes to him as he reduces his work commitments.”

Keith Hamill, commented: “I am very pleased to be joining Premier Foods as Chairman of the Board and look forward to working with the team to deliver value from its great portfolio of brands.”

Keith Hamill currently serves as non-executive director of Easyjet plc and Samsonite International S.A. Keith has also served as non-executive director of TP ICAP plc (formerly Tullett Prebon plc), Max Property Group plc and Bagir Group Limited over the last five years.

Keith Hamill is a highly experienced Chairman and non-executive director – including UK and international businesses and private equity investments, many of which involved consumer facing brands.

He is currently a non-executive director of easyJet plc and Samsonite International S.A. and was previously Chairman of Travelodge , Tullett Prebon, Moss Bros , Collins Stewart, Go and Avant Homes as well as non-executive director of Electrocomponents. Earlier in his career he was a partner at PwC and was Group Finance Director of Forte plc and WHSmith Group plc.

For more information : http://www.premierfoods.co.uk

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