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Swallowfield PLC (BAR)

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Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Swallowfield PLC

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 2909H
Swallowfield PLC
18 June 2013

Swallowfield plc

("Swallowfield" or the "Company")


Appointment of Chief Executive


Swallowfield plc, the leading cosmetics, toiletries and household goods group, is delighted to announce the following Board appointment:


Mr Chris How is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective 15th July 2013. Chris has extensive international experience across the personal care and household sector, having held senior General Management and Sales & Marketing positions with PZ Cussons and Colgate Palmolive.


He has previously been Managing Director PZ Cussons Australia; Regional Director PZ Cussons Europe, Asia, South Pacific; Managing Director PZ Cussons UK; General Manager, Colgate Palmolive Benelux; as well as holding European and UK Sales Director positions within Colgate Palmolive.


Martin Hagen, interim Chairman, commented "I am delighted to welcome Chris to the Board as Chief Executive, he brings extensive skills and deep sector experience and we look forward to working together on the next chapter in the development of Swallowfield".

As a consequence of the above appointment Mr Ian Mackinnon will step down as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company on the 15th July 2013, one month ahead of the date previously announced. He will remain available to help and assist to ensure an orderly handover is completed.

The following information is disclosed in relation to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules:


Mr Christopher Gerard How (aged 53) has been a director of the following companies during the five years preceding the date of this announcement:


Current directorships

Previous directorships

New Value Connections Limited

PZ Cussons (UK) Limited

The Sanctuary Spa Holdings Limited

The Sanctuary Spa Group Limited

The Sanctuary Connections Limited

The Sanctuary Products Limited

The Sanctuary at Covent Garden Limited

The Sanctuary Spas Limited

The Sanctuary Licensing Limited

The Sanctuary Marketing Limited

The Sanctuary Limited

The Sanctuary Gym Limited


No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g).


For further information please contact:

Swallowfield plc

Martin Hagen,                            Interim Chairman                                                           01823 662 241

Mark Warren,                             Group Finance Director                                                  01823 662 241


Shaun Dobson/Jenny Wyllie      N+1 Singer                                                                       0207 496 3000

Alan Bulmer                               Investor Focus International                                            07831 654744

Chris Lawrance                         JBP Public Relations                                                        0117 907 3400


Notes to Editors:

Swallowfield plc is a market leader in the development, formulation and supply of cosmetics, toiletries and related household products to the own label and branded sectors.  We pride ourselves on being a customer orientated, innovative, flexible and responsive company and combine high quality, competitive products with strong customer service - developing close partnerships with our customers and an in depth knowledge of their requirements.




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