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Directorate Change


RNS Number : 2669A
Hammerson PLC
06 October 2009

Hammerson plc – Appointment of Terry Duddy as a Non-Executive Director and
Tony Watson as Senior Independent Director

Hammerson plc announces the appointment of Terry Duddy as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 3 December 2009. John Clare, who has served as a non-executive director for over 10 years, and as Senior Independent Director for the last two, will be retiring from the Board on 31 December 2009. 

Terry is Chief Executive Officer of Home Retail Group, a position he has held since the GUS demerger in 2006. He was previously a Board Director of GUS which he joined in 1999 as Chief Executive of the newly acquired Argos.  

Following the retirement of John Clare, Tony Watson will succeed John as Senior Independent Director and as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Tony has been on the Hammerson board since February 2006.

John Nelson, Chairman of Hammerson said:

We are delighted to welcome Terry Duddy to the Board. The depth and breadth of his retail experience, gained across a number of sub-sectors, will be a major asset to the Company. I am confident that he will complement the skills of the Board and make a major contribution to Hammerson.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank John Clare. John’s wise counsel over this period has been greatly appreciated by his colleagues on the Board and he has played a major role in shaping the Company’s strategy. I am delighted that Tony Watson has accepted the invitation to become our Senior Independent Director.

There are no matters in connection with this appointment to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

For further information:

John Nelson, Chairman, Hammerson plc

Tel: 020 7887 1000

Morgan Bone, Director of Corporate Communications, Hammerson plc

Tel: 020 7887 1009



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