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Friday 19 February, 2021

Premier Foods plc

Directorate Change

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Premier Foods plc
19 February 2021





19 February 2021

Premier Foods plc

("Premier Foods" or "the Company")


Directorate Change


Premier Foods announces the following Board changes to take effect on Thursday 25 March 2021.


Board Retirement


Shinji Honda, non-executive director, has advised the Company that he intends to stand down as a director of Premier Foods on 25 March 2021, following his decision to retire from Nissin Foods Holdings Company Limited ("Nissin").  Mr Honda has served on the Board since March 2018 pursuant to the terms of the relationship agreement between the Company and Nissin ("the Relationship Agreement").


Board Appointment


Following Mr Honda's retirement, Yuichiro Kogo will be appointed as a non-executive director and as Nissin's representative director pursuant to the Relationship Agreement, with effect from 25 March 2021.


Mr Kogo is Head of Business Development, responsible for devising Nissin's M&A strategy, as well as originating and executing business alliance and investment transactions.  Prior to joining Nissin in 2016, he spent nine years in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Japan Company Limited , advising Japanese and international clients.  He holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.


Commenting on the changes Colin Day, Chairman of Premier Foods, said  "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Honda for his significant contribution to both the Board and the relationship between Premier Foods and Nissin, which has helped the continued success of our partnership and ongoing strong performance of Premier Foods.  I am pleased to welcome Mr Kogo to the Board, having met with him on a number of occasions since my appointment, and I look forward to working with him in the future."


No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13 R.


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For further information, please contact:


Premier Foods plc  +44 (0) 1727 815 850

Simon Rose, General Counsel & Company Secretary

Richard Godden, Director of Investor Relations



Ed Young  +44 (0) 7884 666830

Francesca Tuckett  +44 (0) 7884 667661



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