Independent Non-executive Director Appointment

4 Jul 2016

Tesco PLC is pleased to announce that Steve Golsby will join the Board as an additional independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 October 2016.

Steve is a Non-Executive Director of Mead Johnson Nutrition, a US listed group which is a leading global infant nutrition company, and was a Non-Executive Director of Beam Inc, a US listed global spirits company, prior to its acquisition by Suntory in 2014. Additionally, Steve is an advisor to Thai Union Group PCL, a global leader in the seafood industry, as well as an advisor to the Thailand Board of Investment. He was previously President and CEO of Mead Johnson Nutrition, and prior to that held senior executive positions with Bristol Myers Squibb and Unilever. Steve has broad international experience, and significant management experience in South East Asia having lived and worked there for many years. In addition to his general management experience, Steve has a strong background in consumer marketing.

John Allan, Chairman, said:

"I'm delighted to welcome Steve as a Non-Executive Director. He has extensive experience of building and developing businesses in South East Asia, and his skills and experience complement the existing skills and experience of the Board. He will undoubtedly bring additional valuable knowledge and perspective to the Board."

There are no additional matters that would require disclosure under LR 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) in respect of Steve Golsby.


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