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Debra L. Lee appointed to Burberry Board and Audit and Nomination Committees

Burberry Group plc (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Debra L. Lee has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees, with effect from 1 October 2019.

Debra, CEO and founder of Leading Women Defined, Inc, is currently a non-executive director at AT&T, Inc and a non-executive director and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees at Marriott International, Inc.  From 2006 to 2018, Debra served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Black Entertainment Television LLC, a division of Viacom, Inc. Debra also served as a non-executive director of Twitter, Inc from May 2016 to July 2019.

Gerry Murphy, Chairman, said: “Debra Lee is exceptionally qualified as an experienced non-executive director of leading global technology and service companies and former CEO of the world’s leading African-American media network. Debra’s passion for innovation, people and socially positive change will be a huge asset to Burberry as we work together to grow our business inclusively, sustainably and responsibly. We are delighted that she has accepted our invitation to join the Burberry Board”

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This announcement does not constitute an invitation to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of any Burberry Group plc shares, in the UK, or in the US, or under the US Securities Act 1933 or in any other jurisdiction.

Burberry is listed on the London Stock Exchange (BRBY.L) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. ADR symbol OTC:BURBY. 

BURBERRY, the Equestrian Knight Device, the Burberry Check and the Thomas Burberry Monogram and Print are trademarks belonging to Burberry.