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WH Smith PLC

20 January 2021

20 January 2021

WH Smith PLC

BOARD CHANGE

WH Smith PLC today announces the appointment of Kal Atwal to the WH Smith Board

WH Smith today announces the appointment of Kal Atwal as a non-executive director with effect from 1 February 2021.

Kal joins the Board of WH Smith with substantial marketing and digital expertise. Kal spent 16 years at BGL Group and held several roles, including founding managing director of comparethemarket.com and group director responsible for brand-led businesses, group strategy and corporate communications. Kal is currently a non-executive director at Royal London Asset Management, Admiral Financial Services, a subsidiary of Admiral Group Plc, and Chair of Simply Cook, a tech-enabled meal kit subscription service.

Other than as set out in this announcement there are no further disclosures required in respect of Kal Atwal under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

WH Smith Chairman, Henry Staunton, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Kal on to the Board of WH Smith. With her marketing and digital expertise and entrepreneurial approach to business, Kal will be a valuable member of the Board."

Enquiries:

WH Smith PLC

Mark Boyle Investor Relations 07879 897687

Brunswick

Tim Danaher 020 7404 5959

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