2010/03/04
WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Management changes at Woolworths [JSE Securities Exchange - SENS]
 
WOWOW                                                                           
WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Management changes at Woolworths            
Woolworths Holdings Limited                                                     
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
Registration number 1929/001986/06                                              
Share code:  WHL    ISIN:  ZAE000063863                                         
("Woolworths")                                                                  
MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT WOOLWORTHS                                                
Woolworths has announced changes to its senior management structure.            
"Ian Moir has been with us for a month and has put together a structure which   
leads naturally to his position as my successor in November 2010. I believe     
this structure has real merit in enabling Woolworths to continue delivering     
its strategies even more effectively" said Simon Susman.                        
Zyda Rylands will assume the responsibility of Managing director: Foods. This   
is a new position and Ms Rylands will report to Ian Moir, Managing director:    
Retail and CEO elect while retaining her position on the Board of Woolworths    
Holdings Limited.Julian Novak will take on a senior position in the foods       
team.                                                                           
The divisional directors reporting to Ian Moir are as follows:                  
Clothing and general merchandise: Brett Kaplan.                                 
Clothing and general merchandising planning: Paula Disberry.                    
Supply chain and Information Technology: Fawza Essa.                            
Retail operations: Andrew Levermore.                                            
Human Resources: Matt Keogh.                                                    
Marketing: Charmaine Huet.                                                      
Ian Moir said, "These changes will drive a more focussed business with simpler  
structures, less complexity and faster decision making. It will assist us to    
improve execution of the Woolworths strategy. This is a strong and experienced  
team that will be focused on delivery."                                         
Contact:                                                                        
Simon Susman (Chief executive officer) on 021 407 2700                          
Cherrie Lowe (Group secretary) on 021 407 3160                                  
Cape Town                                                                       
4 March 2010                                                                    
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