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Dunelm Group plc
20 November 2017

20 November 2017


Dunelm Group plc ("Dunelm")


Board Changes


Dunelm, the UK's leading homewares retailer, is pleased to announce the following changes to its Board:


Appointment of Rachel Osborne as a Non-Executive Director


Rachel Osborne has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 April 2018. She will be a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations committees. 


Rachel, who is currently Chief Financial Officer of Domino's Pizza Group plc, is an experienced finance and strategy specialist. She is a chartered accountant, and has held a number of finance director and strategic planning roles with large consumer and retail businesses, including Vodafone, John Lewis, Sodexo, Kingfisher and PepsiCo.


Chairman of Dunelm, Andy Harrison said:


"I am delighted to welcome Rachel to the Board of Dunelm.  Her broad retail background, finance and strategic experience will be a valuable addition to our Board and our Audit and Risk Committee".


No further disclosures are required under LR 9.6.14 with respect to this appointment, and together with her 'persons closely associated' Rachel currently has no beneficial interests in the Company's ordinary shares of one pence each.



Retirement of Simon Emeny and change to Non-Executive Director Responsibilities


As previously announced, Simon Emeny, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, will be retiring from the Board on 21 November 2017.


Following his retirement, Liz Doherty, who has served on the Board since May 2013, and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, will become the Senior Independent Director.  William Reeve, who joined the Board on 1 July 2015, will chair the Remuneration Committee, having sat on that committee since his appointment.



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For further information please contact:


Dunelm Group plc

0116 2644 439

Andy Harrison, Chairman


Keith Down, Chief Financial Officer





020 3128 8139

Tim Rowntree / Simon Hockridge / Gina Bell



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