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Unite Group PLC (The)

05 August 2022

 
                   5 August 2022 
                 THE UNITE GROUP PLC 
   ("Unite Students", "Unite", the "Group", or the 
                     "Company") 
 
  APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
 

The Unite Group plc, the UK's leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, today announces the appointment of Nicky Dulieu as a Non-Executive Director. Nicky will join the Board on 1 September 2022 and will also join the Remuneration, Audit and Nominations Committees.

Nicky has extensive listed company Board experience and currently holds Non-Executive Director roles at WH Smith, Redrow and Adnams. In addition, she has previous board experience with Marshall Motor Holdings, Huntsworth and Notcutts. Nicky, a chartered accountant, also brings extensive consumer experience having been the Chief Executive of Hobbs between 2008 - 2014 and Finance Director of Marks & Spencer's Food Division during a career at the retailer spanning 1982 - 2005.

Richard Huntingford, Chairman of Unite, commented: "Nicky is a highly regarded business leader with an established plc track record. Her extensive consumer-facing experience will add significant value to the Board. I very much look forward to working with Nicky as we continue to build Unite's reputation as the UK's leading provider of high quality, value for money student accommodation whilst exploring opportunities to leverage further our best-in-class operating platform."

No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.

   -    ENDS - 
 
For further information, please contact: 
Unite Students 
Richard Smith / Joe Lister / Michael 
 Burt                                     Tel: +44 117 302 7005 
Unite press office                        Tel: +44 117 450 6300 
Powerscourt 
Justin Griffiths / Victoria Heslop        Tel: +44 20 7250 1446 
 

About Unite Students

Unite Students is the UK's largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) serving the country's world-leading higher education sector. We provide homes to 74,000 students across 172 properties in 25 leading university towns and cities. We currently partner with over 60 universities across the UK.

Our people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a 'Home for Success' for the students who live with us. Unite Students' accommodation is safe and secure, high quality, and affordable. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security and high-speed wi-fi. We also achieved a five-star British Safety Council rating in our last audit in 2020.

We are committed to raising standards in the student accommodation sector for our customers, investors and employees. This is why our new Sustainability Strategy, launched in 2021, which includes our social impact strategy with a significant focus on providing opportunities for all.

Founded in 1991 in Bristol, the Unite Group is an award-winning Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, visit Unite Group's corporate website www.unite-group.co.uk or the Unite Students' site www.unitestudents.com

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