John Lewis Appoints Mark Lewis as Online Director

              John Lewis Appoints Mark Lewis as Online Director

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 31, 2013

LONDON, January 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

John Lewis department stores has appointed Mark Lewis as Online Director. He
will join the John Lewis Management Board (JLMB), reporting to Managing
Director Andy Street.

Mark will take up the position on 4 March, joining from Collect+ where he has
been CEO. Prior to this he spent six years at eBay in roles including UK
Managing Director and European Marketplaces Director.

Andy Street, Managing Director, John Lewis , said:

"Mark is ideally placed to continue the growth and development of our online
business. He brings insight and experience of the retail sector, and will be
driving further innovation across both our website and omni-channel offer. We
are all keen to welcome him when he joins in March."

Mark Lewis said:

"I'm delighted and honoured to be joining John Lewis. In the rapidly changing
retail environment I believe the John Lewis proposition and partnership model
provide genuine and enduring advantages and I look forward to playing a part
in writing the next chapter of the business."

Mark will take on the leadership of the online team and assume responsibility
for profitability and development of the retailer's online channel. He will
also lead the omni-channel development team, working closely with his JLMB
colleagues.

Notes to Editors:

The John Lewis Partnership - The John Lewis Partnership operates 39 John Lewis
shops across the UK (30 department stores and nine John Lewis at home),
johnlewis.com and 288 Waitrose supermarkets. The business has annual gross
sales of over £8.7bn. It is the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership
where all 81,000 staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis - John Lewis, 'Britain's favourite electricals retailer 2012'* and
'Best Multichannel Retailer 2012'**, typically stocks more than 350,000
separate lines in its department stores. The website stocks over 200,000
products focused on the best of fashion, beauty, home and giftware and
electrical items including online exclusives. johnlewis.com is consistently
ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. (
http://www.johnlewis.com ). John Lewis Insurance offers a range of
comprehensive insurance products - home, car, wedding and event, travel and
pet insurance and life cover - delivering the usual values of expertise, trust
and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

* Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Index, April 2012

** PayPal etail Awards 2012

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:

http://www.johnlewis.com/twitter

http://www.johnlewis.com/facebook

http://www.johnlewis.com/youtube .

Contact: For more information contact: Louise Cooper, Senior Manager,
Corporate, Digital & Branch PR, t: +44-(0)20-7592-6223, m:
+44-(0)7808-574-117, e: louise_cooper@johnlewis.co.uk
 
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