Board Change - Director Appointment

28 March 2022 - Kingfisher plc ('Kingfisher'), today announces the appointment of Bill Lennie as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 May 2022. Bill will also be appointed as a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Bill was most recently Executive Vice President, Outside Sales and Services at The Home Depot, Inc. He retired from Home Depot in 2021 after 26 years of service with the company. During his time there, Bill held many senior leadership roles including President, Canada and Senior Vice President, International merchandising, Private brands and Global sourcing.

Bill's long tenure at The Home Depot was only interrupted by two years he spent at Dick's Sporting Goods, where he was Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Hardlines. Before his time at The Home Depot, Bill was Divisional Marketing Manager for Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Commenting on the appointment, Andy Cosslett, Chair of Kingfisher, said: "I am delighted to welcome Bill to the Kingfisher Board. Bill brings unique industry expertise gained at the largest home improvement company in the world, where he had an outstanding track record of delivery supporting their remarkable growth. His deep knowledge of merchandising and global sourcing, as well as his experience developing successful trade and services strategies, will be a real asset to Kingfisher. We are very much looking forward to working with him."

Bill Lennie said: "I have been very impressed by the clarity of strategy, strong momentum and pace of innovation at Kingfisher under the current management team and I am delighted to be joining the Board. I am very excited by the opportunities ahead to support the company's ambitious growth agenda and create long-term, sustainable shareholder value."     

There are no further matters to be disclosed in respect of his appointment under Listing Rule 9.6.13R.


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