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Appointment of Chair Designate

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Greggs PLC
02 August 2022

2 August 2022



Appointment of Chair Designate

The Board of Greggs plc is pleased to announce that it has appointed Matthew (Matt) Davies as an independent non-executive director and Chair Designate. Matt joins the Board with immediate effect, and will be appointed as Chair on 1st November 2022, when the current Chair, Ian Durant, will step down.

Matt is a widely experienced retailer, and during his executive career held CEO positions at Tesco UK & Ireland, Pets at Home, and Halfords. As a non-executive director, Matt chaired
N Brown Group plc between 2018 and 2021, and was on the Board of Dunelm Group plc between 2012 and 2015. He is Chair of private equity-owned Hobbycraft, and is an Operating Partner at Advent International.

Ian Durant, Chair of Greggs, said "Greggs has undergone a transformation over the past decade and I am proud to have contributed to its achievements as Chair. Greggs has entered a new era, now under Roisin Currie's leadership, and the business is in great shape with a clear strategy. I welcome Matt Davies as my successor as Chair and wish him well."

Sandra Turner, Senior Independent Director of Greggs, said "On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Ian for his considerable contribution to the Greggs business over the past 11 years and we all wish him well for the future."

Matt Davies, Chair Designate said "I'm really delighted to be taking on this role. Greggs is a great business and a brand that I have long admired. I'm looking forward to working with the Board, Roisin and the senior management team to further develop the business over the coming years."


Listing Rule 9.6.13R (1) to (6) Disclosure

There are no further matters required by paragraphs 9.6.13R (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules to be disclosed in relation to Matt Davies.







Greggs plc

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Roisin Currie, Chief Executive

Richard Hutton, Finance Director

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Nick Moore / Emily Brooker

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