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Grafton Group Appoints Non-Executive Director

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Grafton Group plc ("Grafton, the Company") is pleased to announce that Ms. Avis Darzins has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 February 2022.

Ms. Darzins has a strong business background and varied experience including eight years as a Partner at Accenture in London where she worked closely with many well-known national and international brands operating in the retail and consumer products sectors to deliver successful outcomes and drive performance and growth.

Ms. Darzins has extensive experience of business change in a variety of sectors including four years as Director of Business Transformation at Sky plc.  She was previously an independent consultant with EY and in her early career held leadership roles in a number of major businesses and brands.

Ms. Darzins is currently a Non-Executive Director of Marshalls plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer of landscaping products for the construction and home improvement markets. She previously served as Non-Executive Director at Moss Bros Group plc until the business was taken private in June 2020.

Mr. Michael Roney, Non-Executive Chairman of Grafton said:

"On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Avis to the Company. Her extensive business knowledge and experience, gained over several decades, complements that of other Directors and will be of great benefit to our Group over the coming years."

Ms. Darzins said:

"I am delighted to be joining the Grafton Board and to become part of a business that puts colleagues, customers and other stakeholders at the heart of how it operates. I look forward to working with the Board and Management in driving the future growth and performance of the Company."

This announcement includes the information required by Listing Rules 9.6.11 to 9.6.13, and there is no further information to report under Listing Rule 9.6.13 except that Ms. Darzins is a Director of Avis D Consulting Ltd that is subject to a voluntary members winding-up.

Source : Grafton Group

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31 January 2022

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