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The Company is pleased to announce that Octavia Morley will join the Board of the Company as Non-Executive Director effective from 1 May 2017. Octavia will also be a member of the Nomination and Remuneration committees.

Octavia has extensive experience in senior operational and non-executive roles in retail and multisite companies, both privately owned and publically listed. After working at companies including Asda Stores Limited, Laura Ashley plc and Woolworths plc Octavia has most recently been CEO then Chair at LighterLife UK Limited, Managing Director at Crew Clothing Co and Chief Executive at OKA Direct Limited. Having served as non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at John Menzies plc, Octavia holds current non-executive director appointments at Card Factory plc (senior independent director) and Ascensos Limited.

Commenting on Octavia's appointment, Chairman William Rucker said: "We are delighted to welcome Octavia to the Board. Octavia's experience will bring new skills and knowledge to the Board, and we look forward to working with her."