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JD Sports Fashion Plc

13 May 2022

13 May 2022

JD Sports Fashion Plc

DIRECTORATE APPOINTMENT

JD Sports Fashion Plc ('JD' or 'Group'), the leading retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, today announces that Suzi Williams will be appointed as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 16 May 2022.

Suzi has spent thirty years running global consumer brands and businesses for blue chip companies including Procter & Gamble, Orange and the BBC. As Chief Marketing Officer at BT Group Plc, she led their transformational London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic programme, oversaw the launch of BT Sport and was part of the team who transformed the business. Suzi now combines FTSE Plc non-executive roles with board advisory positions to technology start-ups.

Suzi is currently a Non-Executive Director at Telecom Plus Plc & Zegona Communications Plc where she chairs both the Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Suzi was previously a Non-Executive Director at The AA Plc and a Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Workspace Group Plc and has also served on charity and government boards including The Great Campaign for The Cabinet Office which promotes UK business overseas.

Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman, commented:

"I am pleased to welcome Suzi to the JD Board of Directors. Suzi brings a significant amount of consumer marketing and management experience to the Group. It is intended that, in due course, Suzi will take up the role of Remuneration Committee Chair.

The appointment of Suzi is a further indication of the progress that is being made to strengthen the Board with the appointment of new members with extensive skills, experience and expertise, for the benefit of all stakeholders."

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