Punch Taverns PLC PUB Annual Financial Report

  Punch Taverns PLC (PUB) - Annual Financial Report

RNS Number : 1535R
Punch Taverns PLC
15 November 2012

Punch Taverns plc (the "Company")

15 November 2012


The Company announces that its Annual General Meeting is to be held at  9.00am 
on 14 December 2012 at One Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YY.

Hard copies of the Company's 2012 Annual Report and Accounts, Notice of Annual
General Meeting and Form  of Proxy have been  posted to shareholders who  have 
elected to continue  to receive paper  communications. Shareholders who  have 
not elected to  continue to  receive paper  communications have  been sent  an 
electronic Notice of  Availability informing  them that the  Notice of  Annual 
General  Meeting,Form  of  Proxy  and2012  Annual  Report  and  Accountsare 
available on  the  Company's  website at  www.punchtaverns.com.  Pursuant  to 
Listing Rule 9.6.1, these documents have  also been submitted to the  National 
Storage   Mechanismwhere   they   will   beavailable   for   inspection   at 

In accordance  with the  requirements of  Rule 4.1.11  of the  Disclosure  and 
Transparency Rules, Appendix  A to this  announcement contains information  on 
the appointment of John Allkins as a director on 25 October 2012.

In accordance with  the requirements of  Rule 6.3.5(2) of  the Disclosure  and 
Transparency Rules, Appendix B to this announcement contains a  responsibility 
statement of the Company's Directors.

For further information contact:

Ed Bashforth

Company Secretary

Punch Taverns plc

01283 502215

Appendix A - Appointment of John Allkins and retirement of Ian Fraser

On 24 October 2012 the Board of Punch Taverns plc announced that John Allkins
will be joining the Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 25
October 2012.

The Board also announced that Ian Fraser will not be seeking re-election at
the next Annual General Meeting in December 2012 and will retire from the
Board after serving for over 8 years.

John Allkins will be the chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

John Allkins, aged 63, is also a Non-Executive Director of Renold plc,
Fairpoint Group plc and Linpac Senior Holdings Limited and Albemarle & Bond
Holdings plc and has been a Non-Executive Director of Intec Telecom Systems
plc and Molins plc. He was previously Group Finance Director of MyTravel Group
plc and Chief Financial Officer of Equant NV, prior to which he held a number
of finance director roles within British Telecom.

Appendix B - Directors' responsibility statement

The 2012 Annual Report and Accounts contains the following statement regarding
responsibility for the Financial Statements and Management Report included in
the 2012 Annual Report and Accounts.

Each of the Directors, whose names and functions are listed below, confirm to
the best of their knowledge:

a) the group and parent company financial statements, prepared in accordance
with IFRS, as adopted by the European Union, give a true and fair view of the
assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Company and
the Group as a whole; and

b) the management report includes a fair review of the development and
performance of the business and the position of the Company and Group,
together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties faced.

Stephen Billingham Chairman

Roger Whiteside Chief Executive Officer

Steve Dando Finance Director

Angus Porter Senior Independent Non-executive

John Allkins Non-executive Director

Ian Fraser Non-executive Director

Ian Dyson Non-executive Director

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