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Board Appointment

Imperial Brands PLC is pleased to announce that Bob Kunze-Concewitz will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2020.

Bob has a wealth of international business experience and is particularly skilled at marketing, having held a number of senior roles at leading FMCG companies. These include Global Prestige Products Corporate Marketing Director at Procter & Gamble and Group Marketing Director at Campari Group. Bob has been the Chief Executive Officer of Campari Group for the past 13 years. Campari Group is a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands including the leading aperitif brands Campari and Aperol.

Chair Therese Esperdy said "I am delighted to welcome Bob to the Board. He has a strong track record of successfully executing brand and marketing strategies and his experience and expertise will be a great addition to the Board's skillset."

Bob will also join the Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 November 2020.

There are no other changes to Committee memberships.

This announcement is made in accordance with LR 9.6.11. Bob is a director of Davide Campari-Milano N.V. and was a Board member of Yoox Net a Porter Group S.p.A until it was taken private in September 2018. He holds 18,200 shares of 10 pence each in the Company. There are no further details required to be disclosed under LR 9.6.13 in connection with Bob's appointment.

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Notes to editors:

  • After graduating from Hamilton College (USA), Bob earned an MBA from the Manchester Business School.
  • Campari Group is a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, spreading across Global, Regional and Local priorities. https://www.camparigroup.com/en/page/group