Metcash appoints Rob Murray to Board

The Chairman of Metcash Limited, Mr Peter Barnes, today announced that Mr Robert (Rob) Murray has joined the Board of Directors.

In announcing the appointment, Mr Barnes said, “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Rob to our company. With considerable and broad based sector experience, including as former CEO of Lion and also Nestle Oceania, Rob’s expertise, especially in retail, FMCG and his in-depth understanding of consumers will be a great asset to Metcash as we continue the company’s transformation journey.

“I am further pleased to be able to announce the Board’s intention for Rob to succeed me as its Chairman following the 2015 Annual General Meeting on 28 August 2015. It is my stated intention to retire from Metcash during my current term and I announce today that I have advised the Board that I will do so at the conclusion of the 2015 AGM. Rob will spend the next four months as a Non-executive Director before assuming the role of Chairman following the 2015 AGM.”

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