2010/03/23
WHL - Woolworths Holdings - Appointment of chief executive officer and director [JSE Securities Exchange - SENS]
 
WOWOW                                                                           
WHL - Woolworths Holdings - Appointment of chief executive officer and director 
of Country Road                                                                 
WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED                                                     
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
Registration number 1929/001986/06                                              
Share code: WHL ISIN: ZAE000063863                                              
("Woolworths Holdings")                                                         
APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND DIRECTOR OF COUNTRY ROAD             
Country Road Limited (CTY), a subsidiary of Woolworths Holdings, listed on the  
Australian Stock Exchange, today announced the appointment of John Cheston as   
Chief executive officer and Board director with effect from 1 July 2010.        
Mr Cheston has more than two decades of senior retail experience. Most recently 
Mr Cheston was CEO of Robinsons & Co Ltd, Singapore's largest listed retailer   
which has two Robinsons department stores, seven John Little department stores  
and six Marks & Spencer franchises in its portfolio. Prior to this,             
Mr Cheston spent 18 years at Marks & Spencer, first in the UK and then in Hong  
Kong.                                                                           
Country Road Chairman, Simon Susman, said: "John Cheston has exceptional        
international retail and leadership experience and we are delighted to welcome  
him to the business. We are confident he will steer Country Road to a position  
of even greater strength and prominence."                                       
Contact:                                                                        
Simon Susman (Chief executive officer) on 021 407 2700                          
Ian Moir (Managing director: Retail and CEO elect) on 021 407 7546              
Cape Town                                                                       
23 March 2010                                                                   
Sponsor                                                                         
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)                       
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