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Board changes

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28 February 2007

 

Associated British Foods plc (the 'Company') is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Smith as an independent non-executive director, with effect from today, 28 February 2007. Peter Smith is currently chairman of Savills plc and a non-executive Director of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc, The Equitable Life Assurance Society and N M Rothschild & Sons Limited.

Peter Smith will take up the position of chairman of the Company's Audit Committee with effect from the conclusion of a meeting of the board to be held on 18 April 2007.

The Company also announces Jeff Harris is retiring as an independent non-executive director, and as chairman of the Audit Committee, with effect from the conclusion of the board meeting on 18 April 2007. The board thanks Jeff for his valuable contribution and wishes him well for the future.

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