1 October 2020
SSP GROUP PLC
SSP Group plc (the "Company" or "SSP"), a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Lodge as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 October 2020. Tim will also serve as a member of the Board's Audit Committee.
Tim has a strong finance and accounting background and brings relevant food and beverage sector and supply chain experience to the Board having held various positions with Tate & Lyle plc from 1988 to 2014, including six years as chief financial officer from 2008. More recently he was chief financial officer at COFCO International Limited, the international agriculture supply chain company, and the Nidera group, part of the COFCO International group.
Tim is currently a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of both Aryzta AG, a leader in frozen bakery, and of Arco Limited, experts in safety.
Commenting on the appointment, Mike Clasper, Chairman of the Board, said: "We are delighted to welcome Tim to the Board, given his many years as a public company CFO and strong financial, accounting and audit committee background. He has significant international commercial experience and a track record of advising businesses with complex global operations and supply chains in the food and beverage sector. He is a great addition to the SSP Board, and we look forward to working with Tim."
There is no other information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.
For further information contact:
Helen Byrne, Company Secretary & General Counsel, SSP Group plc
+44 (0)207 543 3300; E-mail: [email protected]
Investor and analyst enquiries:
Sarah John, Director of Corporate Affairs, SSP Group plc
+44 (0)203 714 5251; E-mail: [email protected]
Peter Ogden / Lisa Kavanagh, Powerscourt
+44 (0)207 250 1446; E-mail: [email protected]
SSP is a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations worldwide, operating restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations.
Prior to the onset of Covid‐19, during 2019 SSP Group employed c. 40,000 colleagues (on average) worldwide, serving around one and a half million customers every day at approximately 180 airports and 300 rail stations in 36 countries and operated more than 550 international, national and local brands across our c. 2,800 units.