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Dunelm Group plc
29 April 2013




29th April 2013



Dunelm Group plc ("Dunelm")


Board Appointment



Dunelm, the leading out-of-town specialist homewares retailer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Doherty as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1st May 2013.  Liz will be a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations committees. 


Liz has held a number of senior finance roles within significant international businesses.  Most recently, she was Finance Director of Reckitt Benckiser PLC.  Prior to this, she was Finance Director of Brambles Limited (Australia) and Group International Finance Director of Tesco PLC. She started her career at Unilever PLC, where she held a number of finance roles in the UK and Europe.  Liz has been nominated to the Boards of Nokia Corporation and Delahaize Group as a Non-Executive Director, subject to shareholder approval, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Chairman of Dunelm, Geoff Cooper said:


"I am delighted to welcome Liz to the Board of Dunelm.  Her broad operational experience and strong track record across a number of international retail and consumer businesses will make her an ideal addition to our board.  Her experience of the challenges around brands, marketing and on-line will be particularly valuable as the Dunelm business continues to grow, and I look forward to working with her".


Other than the above, no disclosures are required under LR 9.6.14 with respect to the appointment.


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For further information please contact:


Dunelm Group plc

0116 264 4356

Nick Wharton, Chief Executive

David Stead, Finance Director


John Olsen

020 3128 8100

Simon Hockridge



Note to Editors:


In searching for an additional Non-Executive Director, the Nominations Committee followed a number of criteria, consistent with Dunelm's strategy and likely development. Consistent with emerging best practice, the Company's annual report to shareholders for 2012/13 will include a full analysis of the criteria used and the basis upon which the selection of Liz Doherty was made.



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