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The Board of Punch Taverns plc (‘Punch’ or ‘the Company’) announces the appointment of Emma Fox as a non-executive director, with immediate effect. Non-executive director Ian Dyson will step down from the Board at the conclusion of the Company’s AGM in January 2017.

Emma Fox is currently the Commercial Director of Halfords plc. She has previously held senior Marketing and Commercial roles with Asda and Walmart in Canada. She spent the first 10 years of her early career with the brewer and hospitality group, Bass plc (now Coors).

Ian Dyson joined Punch as Chief Executive in September 2010 and, following the demerger of Spirit, he has been a non-executive director since August 2011.

Stephen Billingham, Chairman of Punch, said:

“We are very pleased that Emma will be joining the Board of Punch. She brings a wealth of commercial and marketing experience across a number of sectors with her roots firmly in the drinks business.”

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Ian for his significant contribution to Punch, first in delivering the demerger of Spirit and returning value to shareholders, and as a non-executive supporting the company during its successful financial restructuring in 2014 and the subsequent strategic review. We wish Ian well for the future.”

Emma Fox said:

“I’m delighted to be joining the board of Punch Taverns and excited to be back in the industry. It’s a great opportunity to join a strong talented team and I hope to add to that by bringing relevant experience from my current and previous roles across the retail and leisure sectors”

ENQUIRIES;

Punch Taverns plc — Tel: 01283 501 948 
Stuart Gallyot, Company Secretary

Brunswick Group LLP — Tel: 0207 404 5959 
Jonathan Glass
Joe Shipley

No further information is required to be disclosed in respect of Emma Fox pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R (1) to (6).

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