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Appointment of Commercial Director

09.10.2012

Hammerson has appointed Iain Mitchell as UK Commercial Director, with overall responsibility for leasing, catering, new business and commercialisation.

Iain brings with him over 20 years of retail real estate experience at Healey and Baker, Dalgleish, CBRE and most recently Westfield, where he has played a major role in Westfield’s leasing activities at Westfield Derby and Stratford City. His relationship with retailers will prove invaluable for Hammerson.

Reporting to Marty Plocica, Director UK Shopping Centres, Iain’s remit will include: Catering and Leisure, which is one of the clear expansion areas in our retail portfolio; Commercialisation, which provides an increasingly important income stream to the business; and International Leasing & Business Development, where Hammerson actively seeks to identify new retailers in its domestic and overseas markets which will be the major space users of the future.

David Atkins, Chief Executive commented:

“As we look to increase our engagement with both existing and prospective retailers, and capitalise on opportunities which arise as a result of the way in which consumers use retail space, Iain’s experience and approach will prove hugely beneficial to Hammerson.”

For more information please contact:

David Atkins, Chief Executive
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7887 1000
Morgan Bone, Director of Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7887 1009 / morgan.bone@hammerson.com

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