Tate & Lyle PLC Board changes

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Tate & Lyle PLC (the “Company”) announces that Paul Forman has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees with effect from 1 January 2015.

Paul is Group Chief Executive of Coats plc, a leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business. Prior to joining Coats in 2009, he was Group Chief Executive of Low & Bonar PLC, a global performance materials group, and was previously Managing Director at Unipart International, a leading European automotive aftermarket supplier. Paul also served as a non-executive director at Brammer PLC from 2006 to 2010.

The Company further announces that Liz Airey, currently Chairman of the Audit Committee, will become Senior Independent Director and Anne Minto will assume the chairmanship of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 January 2015, after Robert Walker steps down from the Board following the completion of his term of appointment on 31 December 2014. Douglas Hurt will succeed Liz Airey as Chairman of the Audit Committee with effect from 1 March 2015 and will also replace her as a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee from that date.

Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman of Tate & Lyle, said "I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the Board. His wide experience of managing international businesses, developing business-to-business customer and market-led strategies, and commercialising innovation pipelines will be of significant benefit to the Board.

“I would also like to thank Robert for his nine years of exemplary service and significant contribution to the Board and the Remuneration Committee at a critical period in the Group’s transformation.”

There are no further disclosures to be made in connection with Mr Forman’s appointment pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Rules.


About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.

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