RNS Number : 7903S
Mucklow(A.& J.)Group PLC
21 March 2016
 

A & J MUCKLOW GROUP PLC

BOARD CHANGES

A&J Mucklow Group Plc, the Midlands based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), is pleased to announce the following  changes in the Boardroom, which are planned to provide succession and continuity in the composition of the Board.

Mr Ian Cornock has today been appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and as a member of the Company's Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. He will also assume the role of Senior Independent Director from 1 July 2016.

Mr Cornock is currently Lead Director for the Midlands Region of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and has over 30 years' experience in commercial property, the last 18 years running the Birmingham offices of Colliers, King Sturge and JLL.

Mr Paul Ludlow, current Senior Independent Director, will retire from the Board on 30 June 2016 after 9 years' dedicated service to the Company.

Mr Ludlow has agreed to become a consultant to the Company for a period of 2 years from 1 July 2016, in order to continue to assist the development team.

Mr Jock Lennox will be stepping down as a Non-Executive Director at the Company's Annual General Meeting in November 2016, having completed 6 productive years as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

The Nomination committee has started the search for Mr Lennox's replacement and intend to be in a position to make an appointment by the summer.

Mr Rupert Mucklow, Chairman will reduce his time commitment at Mucklow to the equivalent of 3 days a week from 1 May 2016, to allow him to spend time on other private family matters. The Nomination Committee are fully satisfied that Mr Mucklow will be able to continue to fulfil his role as Executive Chairman.

Rupert Mucklow, Chairman, commented:

'I am sorry to be losing two exceptional Non-Executive Directors this year, both of whom have made large contributions to the Board, but I am also very excited at the prospects of working alongside two new Non-Executive Directors and I am confident that our business will continue to benefit from the wealth of experience our specialist Non-Executive Directors offer.

On a personal note, I am delighted that the Board have allowed me some flexibility on my time commitment to Mucklow. I have now completed 25 years at the Company, the last 12 years as Executive Chairman and I remain totally committed to the business.'

Other than set out above, there are no other items requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 of the UKLA Listing Rules.

Contact:

Rupert Mucklow, Chairman

David Wooldridge, Finance Director

0121 550 1841  


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