Directorate Changes

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Tate & Lyle PLC (the “Company”) announces that, further to the Company's announcements on 28 November 2008 and 19 May 2009:

  • Sir Peter Gershon, currently a non-executive director and Chairman-elect, will succeed Sir David Lees as Chairman of the Company on 23 July 2009, at the conclusion of the annual general meeting. Sir David Lees will cease to be a Director of the Company on the same date; and
  • Mr Javed Ahmed will succeed Mr Iain Ferguson as Chief Executive and as a Director of the Company on 1 October 2009. Mr Ferguson will step down from the Board on the same date.

In accordance with paragraph 9.6.13 of the Financial Services Authority’s Listing Rules, the Company confirms that:

i) Mr Ahmed has not held any directorship in any publicly quoted company at any time in the past five years; and

ii) There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Financial Services Authority’s Listing Rules.

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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 2023, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.75 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedinFacebook or YouTube