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Board changes


Hammerson plc (“Hammerson”)

12 March 2021

Board changes

Hammerson announces that Pierre Bouchut, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee has informed the Board that he will not stand for re-election at the 2021 Annual General Meeting.  The Board has asked Mike Butterworth to succeed Pierre as Chair of the Audit Committee once Pierre stands down at the end of the Meeting.

The Board also announces the appointment of Habib Annous as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 5th May 2021. Habib will become a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.  Habib brings 30 years’ experience in investment management across a range of sectors. Most recently, he was a partner at Capital Group, an active investment management business with assets under management of over $2 trillion, from 2002 to 2020.

Robert Noel, Hammerson Chair of the Board commented: “I am pleased to welcome Habib to the Board. He has extensive investment experience across a range of sectors, which will complement and enhance the existing skills we have at Board level and bring a valuable and fresh perspective.  I would also like to thank Pierre on behalf of all the Board for his service over the last 6 years, and particularly for his commitment over the last 12 months, and we wish him well”.

There are no further matters in connection with this appointment to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13.


For further information:

Josh Warren, Head of IR

Tel: 020 7887 1053


Catrin Sharp, Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: 020 7887 1063

The announcement above has also been released on the SENS system of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and on Euronext Dublin.