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Woolworths appoints Non-Executive Directors
Feb '08
Woolworths Group plc announces the appointment of Peter Bamford to the board as a non-executive Director with effect from 4 February 2008.

Mr Bamford, 53, served on the Main Board of Vodafone Group plc (1998-2006) holding a number of senior executive roles in that business including Chief Executive Vodafone UK Limited (1999-2001), Regional Chief Executive (2002-2003) and Chief Marketing Officer (2003-2006). Previously, he has held a number of senior general and commercial management positions in the retail sector including at WH Smith Group plc, Kingfisher plc, and Tesco plc.

He is a Non-Executive Director of Rentokil Initial plc and Chairman of The Key Revolution.

Richard North, Chairman of Woolworths Group plc commented: "We are delighted to welcome Peter to the Board. His extensive retail and general management experience together with his marketing skills further strengthens the Board and should provide valuable insight to the management team as we develop our Retail and Entertainment Wholesale businesses."

Woolworths Group plc is principally a UK retailer focused on the home, family and entertainment. Woolworths offers its customers value-for-money on an extended range of products. It is built around the well known Woolworths brand which is represented in towns and cities throughout the UK.

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