RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC: Directorate Change
12 February 2013
DIRECTORATE CHANGE Further to the announcement made on 17 September 2012, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB.L) today confirms the resignation of Liz Doherty and the appointment of Adrian Hennah as Chief Financial Officer and an executive director, with immediate effect. Liz will remain with the business until the end of March 2013 to ensure a smooth transition. The following information is given in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.13: * Mr Hennah was an executive director and Chief Financial Officer of Smith & Nephew plc between 2006 and 2012. He retains his non-executive directorship of Reed Elsevier plc. * There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.
For further Information Andraea Dawson-Shepherd
Global Director, Corporate Communication and Affairs Telephone +44 (0) 1753 217 800
Company Secretary Telephone +44 (0) 1753 217 800 `
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About Reckitt Benckiser (RB):
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene and home.
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 more 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.
For more information visit www.rb.com
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