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Whitbread PLC

11 February 2021


11 February 2021

Whitbread appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

Whitbread PLC (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Fumbi Chima and Kal Atwal are to be appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 March 2021. Fumbi will become a member of Whitbread's Audit Committee, while Kal will join the Remuneration Committee.

Fumbi Chima is a Global Chief Information Officer, adept at digital transformation strategy in high-growth environments across a range of industries. She is currently Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at BECU, having previously served as Chief Information Officer at adidas, Fox Network Group, Burberry, Walmart Asia's business operations and American Express global corporate technologies.

Kal Atwal is an experienced general manager, with over 13 years' executive committee experience at BGL Group Limited, where she played a central role in driving the strategic growth and scaling of the brands within the Group, in particular as the founding managing director of comparethemarket.com. Kal is also Chair of SimplyCook Ltd and serves as a non-executive director of Royal London Group and WH Smith.

Commenting on the appointments, Adam Crozier, Chairman, said "I am delighted to announce the appointments of Fumbi and Kal as Non-Executive Directors. They bring an invaluable mix of skills to the Board, including in the technology sector, in digital transformation, in marketing and general management, gained from a range of businesses. As Whitbread faces into the next phase of its growth, they will add huge value to the Board".


Both Fumbi Chima and Kal Atwal have advised that there are no details to disclose in accordance with paragraph 9.6.13(2) - (6) of the Listing Rules.

For more information please contact:

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 Paul Tymms                 Director - Investor       paul.tymms@whitbread.com 
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