Statement re Appointment of Non-executive Directors

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Appointment of Non-executive Directors

Dublin, London, 23 November, 2015: C&C Group plc (“C&C” or the “Group”), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider, beer, wine and soft drinks is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Vincent Crowley and Mr Rory Macnamara as independent non-executive Directors to the Group’s Board of Directors with effect from 1 January 2016.

Vincent Crowley

Vincent Crowley was previously both COO and CEO of Independent News and Media plc, a leading media company which, during his tenure, had operations and investments in Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. He also served as CEO and subsequently as a non-executive Director of APN News & Media, a media company listed in Australia and New Zealand. He initially worked with KPMG in Ireland.

He is currently chairman of Newsbrands Ireland and a non-executive Director of Inner City Enterprise.

Rory Macnamara

Rory Macnamara was previously Vice Chairman of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and subsequently a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. He initially worked with PriceWaterhouse in the UK.

He is currently non-executive Chairman of Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust plc. He is also a non-executive Director of Alliance Trust plc, Augean plc and Mears Group plc.

During his career, he has been Chairman of Mecom Group plc, Dragon-Ukrainian Properties & Development plc, Carpathian plc, Izodia plc and Goshawk Insurance Holdings plc. He has also served as a non-executive Director of Private Equity Investor plc, Raven Mount Group and Sportingbet plc.

Sir Brian Stewart, Chairman of C&C, commented: “We are delighted that Vincent and Rory are joining the Board of C&C. They have invaluable experience, across a range of markets and sectors, which they will bring to the Board.”

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About C&C Group plc

C&C Group plc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider, beer, wine and soft drinks. The Group manufactures Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand, Magners, the premium international cider brand, Gaymers cider and the Shepton Mallet Cider Mill range of English ciders and the Tennent's beer brand. C&C Group also owns Woodchuck and Hornsby’s, two of the leading craft cider brands in the United States. The Group’s Irish wholesaling subsidiary, Gleeson Group, owns and manufactures Tipperary Water and Finches soft drinks. The Group also distributes a number of beer brands in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, primarily for Anheuser-Busch Inbev, and owns Wallaces Express, a Scottish drinks wholesaler.

C&C Group plc | Contacts

Investors:   Mark Kenny/Jonathan Neilan
FTI Consulting
Tel: +353 1 663 3686

Email: CandCGroup@fticonsulting.com

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Contacts

C&C Group PLC

Investors: Mark Kenny/Jonathan Neilan

FTI Consulting

Tel: +353 1 663 3686

Email: CandCGroup@fticonsulting.com

Contacts

C&C Group PLC

Investors: Mark Kenny/Jonathan Neilan

FTI Consulting

Tel: +353 1 663 3686

Email: CandCGroup@fticonsulting.com