Reckitt announces Sir Jeremy Darroch will succeed Chris Sinclair as Chair at the conclusion of the company’s annual general meeting, currently scheduled for May 2024; Chris Sinclair has indicated his intention to retire and step down from the Board

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November 16, 2023 (press release) –

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (Reckitt) today announces that having completed his full nine-year term, Chris Sinclair has indicated his intention to retire as Chair and step down from the Board following the 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Sir Jeremy Darroch will succeed Chris as Chair at the conclusion of the Company’s AGM, currently scheduled for May 2024.

The Reckitt Board would like to express its deepest appreciation and gratitude to Chris for his extraordinary contribution, service and leadership during the past nine years, with the last six as Chair, and wish him well when he retires from the Board next year. During Chris Sinclair’s tenure as Chair, he oversaw significant transformation of Reckitt, including the introduction of our Purpose – to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world - navigated both challenges and opportunities arising from the Covid pandemic, and has been instrumental in strengthening the governance and oversight of the Board.

Sir Jeremy joined the Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director in November 2022. He is an outstanding leader, with considerable expertise in the consumer retail environment built up over a successful career at some of the UK's most high-profile companies. He has a proven track record of being a successful CEO and driving business performance and a unique insight into what motivates consumers. Sir Jeremy is currently the Chair of the National Oceanography Centre, and is a seasoned Non-Executive Director having held board positions in Marks and Spencer Group plc and Burberry Group plc.

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