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WHITBREAD APPOINTS NEW NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

5 January 2017

Whitbread PLC has today announced the appointment of Adam Crozier as a Non-Executive Director.

Adam Crozier is chief executive of ITV plc and has been Chief Executive of a number of public and private sector organisations over the last 21 years, in the media, logistics and retail sectors. Adam began his career in sales and marketing, initially at Mars and then at the Telegraph, before joining Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising in 1988 where he held a number of roles before being appointed Joint Chief Executive in 1995.  Adam went on to be Chief Executive of the Football Association and then Royal Mail Holdings plc before joining ITV in 2010. In addition, Adam has held non-executive positions at Debenhams plc, Camelot Group plc and G4S plc.

Adam's appointment will be effective from 1 April 2017, when he will also become a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Richard Baker, Chairman of Whitbread PLC said "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Crozier as a Non-Executive Director.  Adam is a very high quality business leader, with a strong background in business transformations, brands, communication and marketing and his expertise will be of great value to the Whitbread Board as we continue to expand our successful Premier Inn and Costa brands. "

Notes

Adam Crozier has advised that there are no details to disclose in accordance with paragraph 9.6.13(2) - (6) of the Listing Rules.

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Notes to Editors

Whitbread PLC is the owner of the UK’s favourite hotel chain, Premier Inn and the UK’s favourite coffee shop, Costa, as well as restaurant brands, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns.

Whitbread PLC employs 50,000 people in over 2,300* outlets across the UK, with its well-loved brands making every day experiences special for over 27 million UK customers every month.

Whitbread has outlined growth milestones for 2018 and 2020. The 2020 milestones are to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to around 85,000 and to achieve global system sales of around £2.5bn for Costa.

At Whitbread we are committed to being a force for good in the communities in which we operate. Our CR programme, 'Good Together' is focused on three pillars of Team & Communities, Customer Wellbeing and Energy & Environment.

In the year ended 3 March 2016, Whitbread PLC reported a 12.0% increase in Group Revenue to £2,921.8 million and Underlying Profit before tax of £546.3 million up 11.9%.

Whitbread PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100. It is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index.

*excludes Costa Franchise stores and Costa Express

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