23 December 2013 
                      Reckitt Benckiser Group plc                           
                  Directorate change: Richard Cousins                       
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11, the Board of Reckitt Benckiser Group
plc (RB) today announces that Richard Cousins, a non-executive director since
October 2009, has decided not to offer himself for re-election as a director of
RB at the AGM to be held in May 2014. Richard is assuming an increasingly
day-to-day operational role as CEO of Compass Group plc which he has concluded
will impact on his ability to devote sufficient time to his role as a
non-executive director of RB. He will accordingly retire from the RB Board on 7
May 2014. 
Commenting on today's announcement, Adrian Bellamy, Chairman, said: 
"The Board thanks Richard for his contribution to the Board since he was
appointed in October 2009 and fully respects and understands his decision to
step down from the RB Board. " 
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
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. 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. Its
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, Air Wick, and
French's. RB has close to half of its revenues coming from it 2 emerging market
Areas and just over half from its developed market Area. Over 70% of core
revenues come from the health and hygiene categories of the portfolio. 
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 sustainability where the company has reduced its carbon
footprint by 20% in 5 years and is now targeting to deliver a 1/3 reduction in
water impact, 1/3 further reduction in carbon and to 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, with a new partnership vision
to radically reduce the world's second biggest killer of under fives,
diarrhoea. RB has been recognised as a sustainability leader in the CDP Global
500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index and received a 2013 Sector Mover
Sustainability Award in the 10th Sustainability Yearbook. 
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 36,000 people worldwide. 
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