Whitbread PLC WTB Whitbread Appoints Louise Smalley to the Board

  Whitbread PLC (WTB) - Whitbread Appoints Louise Smalley to the Board

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Whitbread PLC
25 October 2012

25^th October 2012


Whitbread PLC announced today it has appointed Louise Smalley, Group Human
Resources Director, as an Executive Director. She will join the Board on 1^st
November 2012.

Louise Smalley has worked for Whitbread for 13 years and has been in her role
as Group Human Resources Director since 2007.

Anthony Habgood, Whitbread's Chairman said : "I am delighted that Louise will
be joining the Board. At its heart, Whitbread is a people business. Louise
is instrumental in creating a great place to work for our 40,000 team members,
developing our global talent and building leadership strength. Having worked
closely with Louise over the last five years I know she will be an invaluable
addition to the Board."


For further information please contact:

Anna Glover, Whitbread PLC 07768 917 651

David Allchurch, Tulchan 020 7353 4200

Louise Smalley has advised that there are no details to disclose in accordance
with paragraph 9.6.13 (2) - (6) of the Listing Rules

Editors Notes

Whitbread PLCis the UK's largest hotel and restaurant group operating
market-leading businesses in budget hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Its
well-loved brands are Premier Inn, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table,
Taybarns and Costa.

Whitbread PLC employs over 40,000 people globally and serves over 21 million
customers every month in over 2,000 outlets* across the UK.

Whitbread has outlined five-year growth milestones (to 2015/16) to increase
the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to at least 65,000, add 80-100 new
Restaurants and to nearly double the size of Costa with global system sales of
£1.3bn and 3,500 stores worldwide.

In the year ended 1 March 2012, Whitbread PLC reported a 11.2% increase in
Group Revenue to £1,778.0 million and Underlying Profit before tax of £320.1
million up 11.3%.

Whitbread PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of
the FTSE 100. It is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index.

*excludes Costa Franchise stores and Costa Express

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