Non-Executive Director Succession

06 October 2023

Carr's (CARR.L), the Agriculture and Engineering Group, today announces the following Board changes:

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

As part of the Board's plan for Non-Executive Director succession, Gillian Watson has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director and will join the Board on 9 October 2023.

Gillian has more than 30 years' executive and non-executive experience across a range of sectors and geographies. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Vidrala, S.A. and Scottish Friendly Mutual Insurance as well as Non-Executive Chair of Statera Energy, and DC 25 investment Fund.  Previously, Gillian's executive career was spent in corporate finance advisory, business strategy and energy.

Gillian's past and present experience, knowledge of the energy sector and her contribution to business strategy and change at publicly listed companies, will result in her invaluable input to Carr's future.

Upon appointment, Gillian will serve as a member of the Board's Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Gillian will initially join the Board on 9 October 2023 as a Non-Executive Director. She will take on the role of Senior Independent Director on 31 October 2023, when John Worby stands down from that role and from the Board after nearly nine years at the Company.

Tim Jones, Chairman, commented:

"On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Gillian to Carr's.  Gillian's  wealth of executive and non-executive experience will be hugely beneficial to the Board as we continue to develop the Speciality Agriculture division and optimise the potential of the Engineering division. There is much to be done and I very much look forward to working with Gillian.

"I would also like to thank John for his commitment and support to the business over the years.  He has made a very significant contribution to the Board and the Company and he leaves us with our sincerest gratitude and appreciation."

There is no additional information required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13 in relation to the appointment of Gillian Watson to the Board.



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Tim Jones, Chairman 

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About Carr's Group plc:

Carr's is an international leader in manufacturing value added products and solutions, with market leading brands and robust market positions in Agriculture and Engineering, supplying customers around the world. Carr's operates a business model that empowers operating subsidiaries enabling them to be competitive, agile, and effective in their individual markets whilst setting overall standards and goals.

The Speciality Agriculture division manufactures and supplies feed blocks, minerals and boluses containing trace elements and minerals for livestock.

The Engineering division manufactures vessels, precision components and remote handling systems, and provides specialist engineering services, for the nuclear, defence and oil & gas industries.