Appointment of Non-executive Director
Dublin, London, 19 May 2017: 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 Geoffrey Hemphill to the Group’s Board of Directors as a non-executive Director with immediate effect.
Geoffrey (43) is currently an adviser to a number of private asset managers with responsibility for investment origination. He was previously a partner in the private equity group of LJ Partnership, an independent, private wealth partnership with $13 billion under advisory. He was also a partner in the Guinness family private investment house, Iveagh, where he was responsible for private equity, investment origination and execution. Prior to that, he was a director in UBS.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Geoffrey is a qualified Solicitor and has worked with the international law firms Slaughter & May and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
Sir Brian Stewart, Chairman of C&C, commented: “We are delighted to announce Geoffrey’s appointment as a non-executive Director. He brings a distinct perspective which will complement the skill-set of the Board as whole.”
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About C&C Group plc
C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, soft drinks and bottled water. C&C Group brands include: Bulmers the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; Tipperary Water; Finches soft drinks, as well as a range of niche, premium and craft ciders and beers. C&C Group also owns and manufactures Woodchuck, a leading craft cider brand in the United States and manufactures and distributes a number of 3rd party international beer brands in Scotland and Ireland. C&C is also a leading drinks wholesaler in Scotland and Ireland, where it operates under the Tennent's and C&C Gleeson brands respectively. C&C Group is headquartered in Dublin with manufacturing operations in Co.Tipperary, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Vermont, US. C&C Group plc is listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.
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