Restaurant Group announces Alex Gersh to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  The Restaurant Group plc (LON: RTN) today announced the appointment of Alex Gersh to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective on 23rd February 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome Alex to the Company. As well as his strong listed finance experience, he brings deep strategic, commercial and digital skills, significant consumer insight and broad Non-Executive experience.” said Board Chairman, Debbie Hewitt.

He will become a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

About Alex Gersh

Alex is currently the CFO of Sportradar, a global leader in leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for clients around the world. Before that, he was CFO of Carzoo, an online used car business. He is an experienced listed business CFO and was previously CFO of the FTSE 100 listed business Paddy Power Betfair Group, where he played a key role in the merger of Betfair with Paddy Power plc and in driving the subsequent success of the combined business.

From 2018 to 2020, Alex was Non-Executive and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Moss Bros Plc, until the business was delisted in June 2020, and from 2007-2013, Alex was Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Black Earth Farming Ltd, an agricultural company, listed on NASDAQ OMX (Stockholm).

About the Restaurant Group PLC

The Restaurant Group operates approximately 400 restaurants and pub restaurants throughout the UK. Its principal trading brands are Wagamama, Frankie & Benny’s, and Brunning & Price. It also operates a multi-brand Concessions business which trades principally in UK airports. Also, Wagamama has franchised over 50 restaurants internationally across several territories and 6 Wagamama restaurants operate in the US under a joint venture.

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