RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC: Directorate Change
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
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 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. 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.
For more information visit www.rb.com
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