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WH Smith PLC

12 January 2023

12 January 2023

WH Smith PLC


WH Smith PLC announces that Maurice Thompson, Non-Executive Director of the Company, has informed the Board that he does not intend to stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 18 January 2023 an d, as such, will cease to be a member of the Board effective from the end of the AGM.

Annette Court, Chair, said "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Maurice, who has been an effective and independent director, for his valuable contribution to the Company since his appointment as a Non-Executive Director in February 2019. We will miss his contribution to the Board and wish him well in the future."

As the Company's Notice of Annual General Meeting has already been issued, the Company confirms that it intends to withdraw the resolution to re-elect Maurice Thompson as a Non-Executive Director of the Company (resolution 11).

The proposed withdrawal of resolution 11 does not otherwise affect the validity of the Notice of Meeting, the proxy form or any proxy votes already submitted on other resolutions. The numbering of all other proposed resolutions at the AGM will remain unchanged.

I Houghton

Company Secretary


WH Smith PLC

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1. Maurice Thompson will receive his annual non-executive director fee on a pro-rata basis to the date of the AGM.

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