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Thursday 28 August, 2008

Westfield Europe Fin

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 1822C
Westfield Europe Finance plc
28 August 2008
 


28 August 2008


 


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Dear Sir/Madam


WESTFIELD EUROPE FINANCE PLC

600 MILLION GUARANTEED 3.625% NOTES DUE 2012 & UK£600 MILLION GUARANTEED 5.50% NOTES DUE 2017 ISSUED ON THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE


Westfield Holdings Limited, as ultimate parent company of the Westfield group, and as sole shareholder of Westfield Europe Finance plc and one of the guarantors of the above issues of notes, is pleased to advise that that Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC PC has joined the Board of the Westfield Group, effective immediately. Lord Goldsmith is a Non Executive Director, resident in the United Kingdom.


A brief biography of Lord Goldsmith is attached.  



Yours faithfully

WESTFIELD GROUP







Simon Tuxen

Company Secretary


Encl.

  The Right Honourable Lord Goldsmith QC PC


Lord (Peter) Goldsmith has joined the Westfield Group Board as a Non Executive Director, resident in the United Kingdom.  


Lord Goldsmith is a partner in the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.  He joins the Board in his personal capacity and not representing the firm.


For six years until June 2007, Lord Goldsmith served as the United Kingdom's Attorney General. Lord Goldsmith was created a Life Peer in 1999 and a Privy Counsellor in 2002. He remains a member of the House of Lords.  


Lord Goldsmith holds a degree in law from Cambridge University and a Master of Laws from University College London. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1972 and to the roll of Solicitors in England and Wales in 2008.  In 1987, Lord Goldsmith was appointed Queens' Counsel. He has judicial experience, sitting as a Crown Court Recorder since 1987 and a Deputy High Court Judge since 1994. Internationally, he is a member of the American Law Institute and the Paris Bar.


Lord Goldsmith has held a number of positions in UK domestic and international organisations including Chairman of the Bar of England and Wales, Council Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and co-Chairman of the IBA's Human Rights Institute. He also served as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, an independent public body responsible for enforcing financial reporting standards. He founded the Bar of England and Wales' Pro Bono Unit, of which he was Chairman until 2000, and remains President.  




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