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20-Jan-2009: Non Executive Director Appointment - John Dunsmore
Non Executive Director Appointment
Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. ('Fuller's'), London's only remaining traditional family brewer, today announces that John Dunsmore, formerly Chief Executive at Scottish and Newcastle P.L.C., has been appointed to the Fuller's Board as a Non Executive Director, with effect from January 20, 2009.
Michael Turner, Chairman of Fuller's, said: 'We are delighted that John has agreed to join the Board. He has a wealth of experience which we feel will be invaluable to Fuller's and I am very pleased to welcome him to the team.'
'There is little doubt that 2009 will be one of the toughest years any of us has faced and having someone of John's calibre on the team can only serve to strengthen our position as industry leaders and our ability to capitalise on any opportunities the downturn may present.'
John Dunsmore is former Chief Executive of Scottish & Newcastle P.L.C. prior to its takeover by Heineken and Carlsberg last year. He was recently appointed Chief Executive of C&C Group P.L.C., the makers of Magners Irish Cider.
Pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules, it is confirmed that in relation to Mr Dunsmore, disclosable directorships in the last five years are Scottish & Newcastle P.L.C. (former directorship) and C&C Group P.L.C. (current directorship). There are no further details required to be disclosed under paragraphs 9.6.13 (2) to (6).
For further information contact Fuller's Press Office:
Telephone: 020 8996 2048/2175
Fax: 020 8996 2079
Fuller's Website: www.fullers.co.uk
Notes to editors
Mr Dunsmore started his career as a graduate trainee at S&N in 1980. Following senior roles at Wood Mackenzie, and brewer Marston, Thompson & Evershed, he became Head of UK Equities at NatWest Securities, before returning to S&N in 1996. He was managing director of S&N's key UK division from 2002-2004, and subsequently managing director for the whole of Western Europe before being appointed Chief Executive of the entire group in 2007. He is a former chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association and former board member of the Drinkaware Trust and trustee of the Portman Group.
Ref No: TMJ/FST/0422
Category: Non Executive Director Appointment