Smiths News appoints Managing Director

Smiths News is pleased to announce that Jonathan Bunting, currently Chief Commercial Officer has been promoted to Managing Director of Smiths News, effective 1 May 2012.

Smiths News is pleased to announce that Jonathan Bunting, currently Chief Commercial Officer has been promoted to Managing Director of Smiths News, effective 1 May 2012.

In addition to his role as Managing Director of Smiths News, Jonathan will have executive accountability for the Smiths News' Media and Marketing businesses (DMD and DMS), that were recently acquired as part of the Dawson Holdings acquisition in August 2011.

Jonathan will also remain an Executive Director of the Company and member of the Board of Smiths News PLC.

In his new role Jonathan will continue to report to Mark Cashmore, Group Chief Executive. The Group's Corporate Development team will report directly into Mark Cashmore from the point that Jon takes on his new responsibilities.

Mark Cashmore, Group Chief Executive of Smiths News PLC comments:

“I am delighted to be able to announce the promotion of Jonathan to Managing Director of Smiths News, the largest trading division of the Group. Jonathan brings a wealth of commercial experience and a track record of success. Jonathan is an outstanding executive and will lead Smiths News, with distinction.”

“I am delighted to announce the promotion of Jonathan Bunting to Managing Director of Smiths News."

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