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John Lewis Partnership appoints Keith Williams as deputy chairman

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London, United Kingdom - March 23, 2016, London, United Kingdom - The John Lewis Partnership, an operator of John Lewis department stores, announces the appointment of Keith Williams as non-executive deputy chairman, effective April 4, 2016.

Mr. Keith joined the Partnership Board as a non-executive director in March 2014. In addition to his new role as Deputy Chairman, Mr. Keith has agreed to extend his term as a Non-Executive Director for a further two years.

Mr. Keith is currently Executive Chairman of British Airways and is retiring from his role on 31 March. He joined the airline in 1998 and became Chief Executive in 2011.

Prior to joining British Airways he worked for a range of major corporations including Reckitt and Coleman, Apple Computer Inc and Boots. He is also Independent Non-Executive Director of Transport for London.

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