SSP Group announces Carolyn Bradley to its Board as upcoming Independent Director

– UK, London – SSP Group plc (LSE:SSPG), today announced that Carolyn Bradley will be appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 October 2018.

Carolyn Bradley is senior independent director of Marston’s PLC, and a non-executive director of Legal and General Group plc, The Mentoring Foundation and Majid Al Futtaim Retail LLC. She will also be appointed as a non-executive director of B&M European Value Retail S.A. with effect from 15 November 2018. She previously spent over 25 years at Tesco, holding a number of roles including Chief Operations Officer for, Commercial Director for Tesco Stores and Tesco UK Marketing Director, before being appointed Group Brand Director in 2012. In addition, Carolyn is a Trustee and Deputy Chair of Cancer Research UK, a member of the Advisory Board of Cambridge Judge Business School and a past Trustee of the Drinkaware Trust. Carolyn currently serves on the audit, nomination and remuneration committees of Marston’s PLC and the nomination and remuneration committees of Legal and General Group plc.

John Barton, the Senior Independent Director, has also notified the Company of his intention to not to stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in February 2019.

Carolyn will succeed John as Senior Independent Director and chair of the Remuneration Committee. Carolyn will also serve as a member of the Board’s Audit and Nomination Committees. Vagn Sørensen will succeed John as chair of the Nomination Committee.

Commenting on the appointment, Vagn Sørensen, Chairman of the Company, said: “We are delighted to welcome Carolyn to the Board and I look forward to working with her in her new role as Senior Independent Director. Carolyn brings significant experience to the Board and its committees.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank John for his contribution to the Board since 2014. The Board has benefitted greatly from his experience and advice.”

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