Tate & Lyle PLC Board changes - Oct 2014

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Tate & Lyle PLC (the “Company”) announces that Paul Forman has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees with effect from 1 January 2015.

Paul is Group Chief Executive of Coats plc, a leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business. Prior to joining Coats in 2009, he was Group Chief Executive of Low & Bonar PLC, a global performance materials group, and was previously Managing Director at Unipart International, a leading European automotive aftermarket supplier. Paul also served as a non-executive director at Brammer PLC from 2006 to 2010.

The Company further announces that Liz Airey, currently Chairman of the Audit Committee, will become Senior Independent Director and Anne Minto will assume the chairmanship of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 January 2015, after Robert Walker steps down from the Board following the completion of his term of appointment on 31 December 2014. Douglas Hurt will succeed Liz Airey as Chairman of the Audit Committee with effect from 1 March 2015 and will also replace her as a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee from that date.

Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman of Tate & Lyle, said "I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the Board. His wide experience of managing international businesses, developing business-to-business customer and market-led strategies, and commercialising innovation pipelines will be of significant benefit to the Board.

“I would also like to thank Robert for his nine years of exemplary service and significant contribution to the Board and the Remuneration Committee at a critical period in the Group’s transformation.”

There are no further disclosures to be made in connection with Mr Forman’s appointment pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Rules.

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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.

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