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                                                            24 January 2013 
                          DIRECTORATE CHANGE                                
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) today announces that the Corporate Governance
& Nomination Committee of the Nokia Board has proposed that Liz Doherty,
currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of RB, be elected as a member of the
Nokia Board.  The appointment is subject to approval by Nokia shareholders at
their Annual General Meeting which is to be held on 7 May 2013. 
As previously announced, Liz will shortly be stepping down as CFO of RB but
will remain with the business until March 2013 to ensure a smooth transition to
Adrian Hennah who joined RB this month as CFO Designate. 
For further Information 
Andraea Dawson-Shepherd
Global Director, Corporate Communication and Affairs
Telephone +44 (0) 1753 217 800 
Liz Richardson
Company Secretary
Telephone +44 (0) 1753 217 800
Notes for Editors 
About Reckitt Benckiser (RB): 
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene and
With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and
happier homes, RB is in the top 25 of companies listed on the London Stock
Exchange. Since 2000 net revenues have trebled and the market cap has increased
by 5 times. Today it is the global No 1 or No 2 in the majority of its
fast-growing categories, driven by an exceptional rate of innovation. It's
health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global Powerbrands including
Nurofen, Strepsils Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, Dettol, Clearasil,
Veet, Harpic, Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Woolite, Calgon, Airwick, and
French's, and they account for 70% of net revenue. 
RB people and its culture are at the heart of the company's success. They have
an intense drive for achievement and a desire to outperform wherever they
focus, including in CSR where the company has reduced its Carbon footprint by
20% in 5 years and is targeting now to deliver a 1/3 reduction in water use, 
1/3 further reduction in Carbon and have 1/3 of its net revenue coming from 
sustainable products by 2020. It is also the Save the Children charity's
largest FMCG global partner. 
The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK,
Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries, The company
employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide. 
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