Colin Child Senior Independent Director, resigns from The Rank Group Plc


The Rank Group Plc ("Rank") announces that Colin Child, its senior independent director, has resigned from the board with immediate effect.

Colin Child joined the board of Rank on 1 January 2012 and became senior independent director and chairman of the nominations committee on 1 July 2013.  He became chairman of the audit committee on 17 October 2013.

Rank's chairman and chief executive, Ian Burke, is leading the search for a new senior independent director.  A further announcement will be made when a successor has been identified.

Ian Burke said: "On behalf of the board of Rank I would like to thank Colin for his commitment and hard work during his time with Rank.  The board is extremely sorry to see him go."