Tate & Lyle Board Changes

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Tate & Lyle PLC announces today that Richard Delbridge has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and that David Fish and Evert Henkes have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors, all with effect from 1 December 2003. Richard Delbridge, 61, joined the Board of Tate & Lyle in September 2000. A Chartered Accountant, he was a former Partner of Arthur Andersen & Co and Managing Director and General Manager of JP Morgan & Co in the UK. In 1989, he was appointed Director, Group Finance at Midland Bank plc, later becoming Group Finance Director, HSBC Holdings plc. In 1996, he was appointed Director and Group Chief Financial Officer of National Westminster Bank Plc, a position he held until April 2000. He is a Non-Executive Director of Balfour Beatty plc, Cazenove Group plc, Egg plc and Gallaher Group Plc. David Fish, 55, worked for the Mars organisation for 27 years (from 1974 to 2001), the last seven as a member of the Mars Incorporated Operating Board. During his career at Mars he held a number of senior general management positions including President, Snackfoods Europe and Joint President, Masterfoods Europe (the operating company for all Mars’ European activities). He also held European Vice-President positions in marketing, country management and personnel. He is Chairman of Christian Salvesen PLC and a Non-Executive Director of Royal Mail Holdings plc. Evert Henkes, 59, a Dutch national, was until April 2003 Chief Executive of Shell Chemicals. He worked for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies for 30 years during which time he held a number of senior management positions in Europe and Asia Pacific including President of Shell’s Billiton Metals business from 1992 to 1995 (prior to its sale to Gencor) and Director, Strategy and Business Services of Shell’s Chemicals division (from 1995 until his appointment as Chief Executive of Shell Chemicals in 1997). His early career was spent with Norcros in general management and Unilever in a range of economics and marketing roles. He is a Non-Executive Director of BPB PLC, Outokumpu OYJ and CNOOC Ltd (China National Offshore Oil Company). Tate & Lyle also announces today that Mary Jo Jacobi, who became a Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle in October 1999, has informed the Board that due to her executive commitments as Vice President Group External Affairs, Shell International Limited she will not be standing for re-election as a Director of Tate & Lyle at the Annual General Meeting in July 2004. Sir David Lees, Chairman of Tate & Lyle, said "I am delighted that Richard Delbridge has agreed to be appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle and that David Fish and Evert Henkes are to join the Board as Non-Executive Directors. Their extensive commercial knowledge and experience will further strengthen the Board. I also thank Mary Jo Jacobi for her contribution as a Non-Executive Director during her time with us."

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. 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, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through 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 2021, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.