Darty PLC DRTY Non-Executive Director appointments

  Darty PLC (DRTY) - Non-Executive Director appointments

RNS Number : 7891P
Darty PLC
30 October 2012

                                                               30 October 2012

                     Non-Executive Director appointments

Darty plc (formerly Kesa Electricals plc) (the "Company") today announces that
it has  appointed  Agnès Touraine  and  Carlo D'Asaro  Biondo  as  independent 
Non-Executive Directors  with immediate  effect.  They will  both sit  on  the 
Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Alan Parker, Chairman said:

"I am delighted  to have  continued the restructuring  of the  Board with  the 
appointment of Agnès  and Carlo as  independent Non-Executive Directors.  With 
their strong  multi-media backgrounds  and knowledge  of Continental  European 
markets they will be a valuable addition to the Board, as we develop the plans
to improve profitability  of the Company  and create the  foundations for  our 
long term success."

Agnès Touraine  is President  and Co-Founder  of Act  III Consultants,  having 
previously served  as  Chief Executive  of  Vivendi Universal  Publishing  and 
Hachette Group.  She has  held Non-Executive  Director positions  at ITV  plc, 
Cable and Wireless plc and Lastminute.com.

Carlo D'Asaro Biondo  is Vice  President Southern and  Eastern Europe,  Middle 
East and Africa for Google and has previously served as Chief Executive of AOL
Europe and International Managing Director of the media group, Lagardère.


Notes: There are no details to be disclosed under Sections 9.6.13 R(1) to  (6) 
of the UKLA Listing Rules  in respect of the  appointment ofMs Touraine or  Mr 
D'Asaro Biondo.

The Group will issue its Half Year Results on Wednesday 12 December 2012.



Darty plc

Simon Ward  +44 (0) 20 7269 1400


Darty plc

Simon Ward  UK  +44 (0) 20 7269 1400

Vinciane Beurlet  France  +33 (0) 1 43 18 52 00

RLM Finsbury

Rollo Head +44 (0) 20 7251 3801

Jenny Davey

About Darty plc

Darty group  is  a  leading  cross channel  service  led  electrical  retailer 
operating nearly 500 stores  in nine European countries  and achieving 11%  of 
its products sales on the web. With  more than 16,500 people, it generates  an 
annual revenue  of over  €4 billion  through three  operating segments:  Darty 
(France), Other  established businesses  (which consists  of Vanden  Borre  in 
Belgium, BCC  in  the  Netherlands,  and Datart  in  the  Czech  Republic  and 
Slovakia), and  Developing businesses  (which consist  of Darty  Italy,  Darty 
Spain and Darty Turkey).  Its ordinary shares are  listed with the UK  Listing 
Authority and trade on  the market for listed  securities on the London  Stock 
Exchange under the symbol DRTY.L. It is  also listed on the Premier Marche  of 
the Paris Stock Exchange.

For   further    information,   please    visit   the    company's    website, 

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