29 October 2013 FIRSTGROUP PLC APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE FirstGroup plc ("FirstGroup" or the "Group"), the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, today announces the appointment of Brian Wallace as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board, effective immediately, to succeed John Sievwright. John will remain a member of the Audit Committee and a Non-Executive Director of the Group. Brian has been a member of the Audit Committee of the Board since January 2013, and has held executive board positions within a number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 organisations, most recently as Group Finance Director of Ladbrokes plc. Prior to joining Ladbrokes he was Group Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Hilton Group. A chartered accountant, he began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and went on to perform senior finance roles at Geest, APV and Schlumberger. Contacts at FirstGroup: Rachael Borthwick, Group Corporate Communications Director Stuart Butchers, Group Media Relations Manager Faisal Tabbah, Group Investor Relations Manager Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7291 0512 Contacts at Brunswick PR: Michael Harrison/Andrew Porter Tel: +44 (0) 207 404 5959 END -0- Oct/29/2013 15:44 GMT
FIRSTGROUP PLC: Appointment of Chairman of Audit Committee
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