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Countryside is pleased to announce that Baroness Sally Morgan and Amanda Burton are to be appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 October 2014.

Two Non-Executive Directors Appointed to the Board

Baroness Morgan of Huyton is currently a Non-Executive Director of Infinis Energy plc and Dixons Carphone plc and previously served as a board member for the Olympic Delivery Authority and as Chair of Ofsted. She had a long and successful career in central Government, serving as director of government relations at 10 Downing Street from 2001 to 2005. Prior to this, Baroness Morgan was political secretary to the Prime Minister from 1997 to 2001 and was appointed Minister for Women and Equalities in 2001. She was made a life peer of the House of Lords in the same year.

Amanda Burton is Global Chief Operating Officer at Clifford Chance LLP. She joined Clifford Chance in 2000 from Meyer International plc, where she was Director and Chairman of its Timber Group. Amanda served for nine years on the Board of Galliford Try plc as a Non-Executive Director, from 1 July 2005, and as Senior Independent Director since 2008. She was Non-Executive Director of Fresca Group Ltd. for almost twelve years from 1999 to 2010. She is a Non-Executive Director of Monitise plc and a Trustee of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Countryside’s Executive Chairman, Ian Sutcliffe said:

"I am delighted to welcome two outstanding Non-Executives to the Countryside Board. Sally’s extensive Board and Government experience, and Amanda’s wide-ranging operational and sector knowledge, will bring fresh perspective to our business. I am sure they will be of immense value to Countryside as we continue to implement our five year growth plan.”


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