London / Rotterdam - cameraminhtan.vn today announced that CEO Paul Polman has decided to lớn retire from the company. Alan Jope, currently President, Beauty và Personal Care, has been appointed to the position, effective 1 January 2019, with Polman supporting the transition process during the first half of the year.

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Paul Polman has been cameraminhtan.vn CEO for over 10 years and has worked in the consumer goods industry for almost four decades. During his tenure, the company has delivered consistent top and bottom line growth ahead of its markets. Its focus on successfully pioneering a new mã sản phẩm of sustainable growth has served the needs of its many stakeholders và created excellent returns for its shareholders, delivering a Total Shareholder Return of 290% over that period.

Alan Jope, 54, has led Beauty và Personal Care, cameraminhtan.vn’s largest Division, since năm trước and has been on the company’s Leadership Executive since 2011. He has an excellent track record of leading cameraminhtan.vn’s business in both developed và emerging markets, having run the company’s North Asia business for four years, served as President, Russia, Africa và Middle East, and spent over a decade in senior Foods, trang chủ Care & Personal Care roles for cameraminhtan.vn US. Alan joined the company as a graduate kinh doanh trainee in 1985.

cameraminhtan.vn Chairman Marijn Dekkers said: “Paul is an exceptional business leader who has transformed cameraminhtan.vn, making it one of the best-performing companies in its sector, và one of the most admired businesses in the world. His role in helping khổng lồ define a new era of responsible capitalism, embodied in the cameraminhtan.vn Sustainable Living Plan, marks him out as one of the most far-sighted business leaders of his generation.

“Paul’s vision, drive và performance focus, combined with his commitment lớn serving the best long-term interests of the company, have materially strengthened cameraminhtan.vn. He leaves a more agile & resilient company, well placed lớn win in this fast-changing, dynamic industry. I’d like to thank him personally, và on behalf of the Board, for his contribution lớn cameraminhtan.vn.

“After a rigorous và wide-ranging selection process, the Board is delighted to lớn appoint Alan to lớn the role. Having worked for cameraminhtan.vn in a variety of senior management roles, Alan has a deep understanding and experience of our business, the industry, và the markets in which we operate. He is a strong, dynamic & values-driven leader with an impressive track record of delivering consistent high-quality performance. The Board warmly welcomes Alan khổng lồ the role & wishes him every success.”

Paul Polman said: “I congratulate Alan on his appointment và look forward lớn working with him on the transition. Having worked closely with Alan for many years, I am highly confident that under his leadership, cameraminhtan.vn will prosper long into the future. His appointment demonstrates the strength of cameraminhtan.vn’s succession planning và talent pipeline.

“It has been an honour lớn lead cameraminhtan.vn over the last 10 years. Throughout this time, I have been humbled by the commitment and hard work of our people, and their passion for creating a truly purpose-driven company. I am very grateful khổng lồ them, as I am lớn cameraminhtan.vn’s many other stakeholders, with whom we have worked to lớn build our long-term, sustainable business. I look forward khổng lồ engaging with many of these partners – in a different capacity – khổng lồ help address the many environmental and social challenges facing the world.”

Alan Jope said: “It will be a huge privilege to lớn lead cameraminhtan.vn – a truly global company full of talented people, and brilliant brands. Over the 30 years I have worked at cameraminhtan.vn, I have seen the many ways in which our brands improve people’s lives, positively impacting more than 2 billion citizens every day.

“Our global footprint includes strong positions in many important markets for the future & our focus will remain on serving our consumers, and our other multiple stakeholders, to lớn deliver long-term growth and value creation.

“I’d also lượt thích to extend my gratitude to Paul for his remarkable leadership of cameraminhtan.vn và look forward to lớn working closely with him during the transition.”

Polman will retire as CEO & as a Board thành viên on 31 December 2018. He will tư vấn the transition process in the first half of 2019 & will leave the company in early July.

A successor khổng lồ the role of President, Beauty & Personal Care will be announced shortly.


Notes khổng lồ Editors:

Paul Polman, Biography

Paul Polman joined cameraminhtan.vn as CEO in January 2009. Over the last 10 years, cameraminhtan.vn has:

achieved consistent top & bottom line growth, ahead of its markets;grown its presence in emerging markets, from 47% of Group turnover lớn nearly 60% of Group turnover;reshaped its portfolio, making more than 50 acquisitions;invested significantly in its brands, with Kantar Worldpanel naming 12 of cameraminhtan.vn’s brands in the world’s đứng top 50 – more than any other company;helped more than 600m people improve their health & hygiene, improved the livelihoods of over 700,000 smallholder farmers & 1.6m small-scale retailers, reduced its waste impact by 29% & now sources 56% of its agricultural raw materials sustainably;launched the first-of-its kind Human Rights Report, in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework;led its Industry or Sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for nine out of 10 years;been ranked by Globescan as the vị trí cao nhất global corporate sustainability leader for the last eight years;delivered a Total Shareholder Return of 290%.

Paul is also Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, Chair of The B-Team, vice-chair of the UN Global Compact, Chair of the Global Advisory Board of One Young World, and a board member of the Consumer Goods Forum. He has been on the Board of Dow since 2010 và DowDuPont since 2017.

In recognition of cameraminhtan.vn’s commitment lớn a long-term, multi-stakeholder business model, Paul has received numerous awards and accolades during his tenure. These include the Rainforest Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award, the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the UN Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth Award and the Singapore Government Public Service Star. In 2016, he received France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in recognition of his efforts in galvanising business action on sustainability. In 2018, he was named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for services to business và received the Treaties of Nijmegen Medal, in recognition of his contribution khổng lồ building a more sustainable world.

He earned a BBA/BA from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, in 1977 and an MA Economics và MBA finance/international marketing from the University of Cincinnati in 1979. He has been awarded honorary degrees from a number of Universities, including Northumbria, Liverpool, Groningen, Cincinnati, và an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Cranfield.

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Paul is married with three children. In a personal capacity, Paul is Chairman of Perkins School for the Blind International Advisory Board & serves as President of the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust.

Alan Jope, Biography

Alan Jope has extensive experience across many of cameraminhtan.vn’s markets globally. Alan was born in Scotland & joined cameraminhtan.vn in London in 1985, subsequently living và working in North America for 14 years & in Asia for 13 years. He is currently serving as President, Beauty & Personal Care (BPC), cameraminhtan.vn’s largest Division with annual turnover of €21bn in 2017, which accounts for around 40% of cameraminhtan.vn’s revenues và almost 1/2 of operating profit.

From 2009 Alan led cameraminhtan.vn"s business in china and North Asia, doubling its kích cỡ and laying important foundations for future success. He was appointed to cameraminhtan.vn’s Leadership Executive in 2011. His previous senior roles have also included President, Russia, Africa & Middle East, global category leader for several of cameraminhtan.vn"s Foods businesses, & President of cameraminhtan.vn"s Home & Personal Care business in North America. Earlier, Alan worked in a number of sales and sale roles in the UK, Thailand, & the US.

Alan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with honours from Edinburgh University, Scotland. He also graduated from Harvard Business School"s General Management Program in 2001. Alan is married and has three children.

Remuneration Disclosure

Paul Polman

Paul Polman will be treated in accordance with cameraminhtan.vn’s approved remuneration policy. He will step down from the Board of cameraminhtan.vn on 31 December 2018 và will retire from employment on 2 July 2019, following a period of transition to lớn his successor. He will continue to lớn be paid in line with cameraminhtan.vn’s normal remuneration policy during this period & will not receive payment in lieu of notice beyond this date. Treatment of all elements of his remuneration will be in line with the remuneration policy set out in the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts.

The bonus Paul Polman will be awarded for 2018 will be invested in cameraminhtan.vn shares with a holding period of two years. No further incentive awards will be made to lớn Paul Polman. His existing long-term incentive awards will continue to lớn vest on their normal timeframe in accordance with cameraminhtan.vn’s actual performance và will be pro-rated khổng lồ reflect only that portion of the vesting period served up until his retirement.

All payments are subject lớn required tax withholdings. Full details of all payments made to & receivable by Paul Polman will be disclosed on the cameraminhtan.vn website in due course in compliance with Section 430 (2B) of 4 the Companies Act 2006 và in the Directors’ Remuneration Report within the Company’s Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2018, and subsequent years, as appropriate.

Alan Jope

Alan Jope will be paid in accordance with cameraminhtan.vn’s remuneration policy as approved by shareholders at the 2018 AGMs. He will be eligible for:

Fixed Pay, which will be mix initially at Euros 1,450,000 gross per annum.Target annual bonus at 150% of Fixed Pay, with actual bonus in the range of 0% to 225% of Fixed PayInvestment of up lớn 67% of actual annual bonus in cameraminhtan.vn shares through MCIP, with a target match cốt truyện award of 1.5 shares for every mô tả purchased. The actual MCIP Match tóm tắt award will be in the range of zero to three shares (200%) based on cameraminhtan.vn’s actual performance over the four year duration of the MCIP cycle.

This announcement contains inside information. This is a public announcement pursuant to article 17 paragraph 1 of the European Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014).

Cautionary Statement

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, including "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "will", "aims", "expects", anticipates", "intends", "seeks", "looks", "believes", "vision", or the negative of these terms và other similar expressions of future performance or results và their negatives, are intended khổng lồ identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations và assumptions regarding anticipated developments và other factors affecting the cameraminhtan.vn Group (the "Group" or "cameraminhtan.vn"). They are not historical facts, nor are they guarantees of future performance.

Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results khổng lồ differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Among other risks & uncertainties, the material or principal factors which could cause actual results to lớn differ materially are: cameraminhtan.vn"s global brands not meeting consumer preferences; cameraminhtan.vn"s ability khổng lồ innovate and remain competitive; cameraminhtan.vn"s investment choices in its portfolio management; inability lớn find sustainable solutions to support long-term growth; customer relationships; the recruitment and retention of talented employees; disruptions in our supply chain; the cost of raw materials and commodities; the production of safe & high quality products; secure và reliable IT infrastructure; successful execution of acquisitions, divestitures and business transformation projects; economic và political risks và natural disasters; the effect of climate change on cameraminhtan.vn"s business; financial risks; failure khổng lồ meet high và ethical standards; và managing regulatory, tax và legal matters. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Except as required by any applicable law or regulation, the Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions lớn any forwardlooking statements contained herein lớn reflect any change in the Group"s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting the Group are described in the Group"s filings with the London Stock Exchange, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten) & the US Securities & Exchange Commission, including in the Annual Report on form 20-F 2017 and the cameraminhtan.vn Annual Report và Accounts 2017.


Where relevant, these actions are subject khổng lồ the appropriate consultations và approvals.

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, including "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "will", "aim", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "looks", "believes", "vision", or the negative of these terms & other similar expressions of future performance or results, và their negatives, are intended lớn identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and assumptions regarding anticipated developments và other factors affecting the cameraminhtan.vn Group (the "Group"). They are not historical facts, nor are they guarantees of future performance.

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Because these forward-looking statements involve risks và uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to lớn differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Among other risks và uncertainties, the material or principal factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are: cameraminhtan.vn"s global brands not meeting consumer preferences; cameraminhtan.vn"s ability lớn innovate and remain competitive; cameraminhtan.vn"s investment choices in its portfolio management; inability lớn find sustainable solutions to support long-term growth; the effect of climate change on cameraminhtan.vn"s business; customer relationships; the recruitment & retention of talented employees; disruptions in our supply chain; the cost of raw materials và commodities; the production of safe và high chất lượng products; secure & reliable IT infrastructure; successful execution of acquisitions, divestitures và business transformation projects; economic and political risks và natural disasters; financial risks; failure to lớn meet high & ethical standards; and managing regulatory, tax and legal matters. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Except as required by any applicable law or regulation, the Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking khổng lồ release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Group"s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting the Group are described in the Group"s filings with the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam & the US Securities và Exchange Commission, including in the Annual Report on khung 20-F 2017 and the cameraminhtan.vn Annual Report và Accounts 2017.