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Smiths Group PLC SMIN Chairman announces retirement

  Smiths Group PLC (SMIN) - Chairman announces retirement

RNS Number : 5886R
Smiths Group PLC
20 November 2012




News Release

London, 20 November 2012

For immediate release





CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO RETIRE

At today's Annual General Meeting, Donald Brydon, the Chairman of Smiths Group
plc, made the following announcement: "I  have today informed the Board of  my 
intention to retire in 2013 and have  asked that the Board, led by the  Senior 
Independent Director,  undertakes a  process to  determine the  selection  and 
appointment of my  successor. I will,  of course, remain  fully engaged  until 
that process is completed."

Smiths Group

Smiths is a  global technology  company which is  listed on  the London  Stock 
Exchange (SMIN) and operates  a sponsored level one  ADR programme (SMGZY).  A 
world leader  in  the  practical application  of  technologies,  Smiths  Group 
products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical  devices, 
energy and communications  markets worldwide. Our  products and services  make 
the world safer, healthier and more productive. Smiths Group employs more than
23,000 people in over 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths.com.





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