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WH Smith PLC

12 September 2023

Board Change

WH Smith PLC

12 September 2023

LEI: 2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

WH Smith PLC today announces that Kal Atwal, non-executive director and Chair of the ESG Committee, will be stepping down from the Board of WH Smith with effect from 12 September 2023.

We are also pleased to confirm that Kal Atwal has agreed to join the Company's executive team as Chair of Funky Pigeon, the Group's online personalised greetings card business.

The Board has commenced a process to appoint a new non-executive director and will update the market in due course.

Marion Sears, non-executive director, has been appointed as Chair of the ESG Committee with effect from 12 September 2023.

Annette Court, Chair, commented, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Kal for her valuable contribution to the Company since her appointment in February 2021. We are delighted that Kal will be staying with the Company in her new role as Chair of Funky Pigeon. Kal has extensive experience in managing and developing online businesses and she will bring valuable knowledge of the online sector to her new role."

This disclosure is made to comply with LR 9.6.14 R of the Listing Rules.

I Houghton

Company Secretary


WH Smith PLC

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