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Press release:
Appointment of Pascal Cagni as non-executive director

5 November 2010

 

Kingfisher plc today announces that Pascal Cagni is appointed as a non-executive director of the Company. Mr Cagni, 49, is currently Vice President and General Manager of Apple Europe, Middle-East, India and Africa, and has been with Apple for 10 years in a variety of roles. His previous experience includes positions at NEC, Compaq and Booz Allen Hamilton. He has also served as a non-executive director on the board of Atari, the computer games company.

Commenting on the appointment, Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher’s Group Chief Executive, said: "I am delighted to welcome Pascal to Kingfisher, where his background will be of particular help as we develop our multichannel strategy. In addition, his extensive international business experience and understanding of retailing will be extremely useful. This appointment underlines our ambition to create growth for Kingfisher through investment in the digital strategies of our brands across the Group."

Daniel Bernard, Kingfisher’s Chairman, said: "Pascal is a distinguished European business leader with real expertise in the new technology industries. He will further enhance our board, which already includes directors with experience gained at Ikea, Carrefour and Cadbury, amongst others. I look forward to working closely with him."

Mr Cagni does not have an interest in shares in Kingfisher and there is no other information required to be disclosed under 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.

Enquiries:

Ian Harding, Group Communications Director
020 7644 1029

Nigel Cope, Head of Media Relations
020 7644 1030

Sarah Gerrand, Head of Investor Relations
020 7644 1032