Company Announcements

Retirement of Director and Audit Committee Chair

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Merlin Entertainments plc
05 March 2018



Merlin Entertainments plc

Changes to the Board


Retirement of the Chair of the Audit Committee


Appointment of a new Chair of the Audit Committee


Ken Hydon has confirmed that he will retire from the board at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Ken has been a Non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Merlin Entertainments since 2013.

Trudy Rautio will replace Ken Hydon as Chair of the Audit Committee following his retirement.  Trudy was appointed as a Non-executive director in 2015 and is an unlicensed USA certified public accountant and a USA certified management accountant. She has many years' experience in finance having held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Carlson Inc. for eight years before her appointment as Chief Executive Officer for Carlson Inc. in 2012.

Sir John Sunderland, Chairman, commented:-

'Ken has made a major contribution to the Company over the last five years as the Chair of the Audit Committee and as a Non-executive director.  On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Ken for all his hard work, support and commitment. We are delighted Trudy has agreed to become the Chair of the Audit Committee and her extensive financial background will provide valuable insight'.


5 March 2018









Merlin Entertainments plc

+44 (0) 1202 440 082

Simon Whittington, Investor Relations

Brunswick Group

+44 (0) 20 7404 5959

Fiona Micallef-Eynaud / Imran Jina


About Merlin Entertainments plc

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates over 120 attractions, 15 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents. The Company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its nearly 70 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its circa 29,000 employees (peak season).


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