Whitbread PLC (WTB) - Whitbread Appoints Louise Smalley to the Board RNS Number : 5133P Whitbread PLC 25 October 2012 25^th October 2012 WHITBREAD APPOINTS LOUISE SMALLEY, GROUP HR DIRECTOR, TO BOARD 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." ends 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 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END BOAEAXESASLAFEF -0- Oct/25/2012 08:00 GMT
Whitbread PLC WTB Whitbread Appoints Louise Smalley to the Board
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