Greggs: Appoints Two Non-Executive Directors

Newcastle upon Tyne / UK. (gs) The Board of British Greggs PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter McPhillips as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect, and of Sandra Turner as an independent non-executive director with effect from the close of the Annual General Meeting to be held on 01 May 2014. These appointments fill the vacancies to be created when Iain Ferguson and Julie Baddeley step down from the Board at the close of the Annual General Meeting.

McPhillips has spent most of his career in food manufacturing having held a number of senior executive positions including Divisional Managing Director of Hillsdown Holdings, Director of Terranova, which was the chilled foods business de-merged from Hillsdown Holdings, and ultimately as UK Managing Director of Uniq PLC, running food production businesses across the UK. More recently, McPhillips was European Chairman of Hain Celestial Group. He is currently a non-executive director of Browns Food Group, a privately owned chilled and frozen food producer. McPhillips will join the Audit, Remuneration, and Nominations Committees on appointment.

Turner spent her executive career working in large, consumer-focused companies, most notably 21 years at Tesco PLC, as a member of the senior management team holding several commercial roles, including that of Commercial Director in Ireland between 2003 and 2009. Since then Turner has developed a portfolio of non-executive roles, and was a director of Northern Foods PLC until early in 2011. Sandra is currently a non-executive director of Carpetright PLC, McBride PLC, (where she also Chairs the Remuneration Committee), Countrywide PLC, and is also a non-executive director of the Finnish-listed packaging company Huhtamäki Oyj. Turner is also Vice Chair of Berkhamsted School. On joining the board Turner will be appointed as Senior Independent Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee, and will join the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Ian Durant, Chairman of Greggs: «We are delighted to welcome both Peter and Sandra to the Board. Peter brings a wealth of food manufacturing experience which will be invaluable as Greggs seeks to strengthen its competitive advantage through its integrated supply chain. Sandra´s extensive experience of consumer-focussed businesses will complement and complete a board line up with diverse and highly relevant backgrounds».

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