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Royal Mail names TUI's Peter Long as next chairman

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London, United Kingdom - June 3, 2015, London, United Kingdom - Royal Mail plc announces the appointment of Peter Long as a non-executive director and chairman-designate.

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Mr. Long will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 18 June 2015 and will stand for election at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 23 July 2015.

Mr. Long has over 20 years’ experience in FTSE 100, customer-focused companies. He is currently Joint Chief Executive of TUI AG. Mr. Long will step down as Joint Chief Executive and will assume the role of Chairman of its Supervisory Board in February 2016.

From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Long was Chief Executive of TUI Travel PLC and from 1996 to 2007 he served as Group Managing Director and then Chief Executive of First Choice Holidays PLC.

Prior to joining First Choice he was Chief Executive of Sunworld and the travel division of International Leisure Group. His past Non-Executive Directorships include RAC plc, Rentokil Initial PLC, where he was the Senior Independent Director and Debenhams PLC.

He will succeed Donald Brydon as Chairman on 1 September 2015.

Mr. Brydon was appointed to the Board on 27 January 2009 and became Chairman on 26 March 2009. Donald had a 20-year career with Barclays Group, during which time he was Chairman and Chief Executive of BZW Investment Management and acting Chief Executive of BZW, followed by 15 years with the AXA Group, including holding the posts of Chairman and Chief Executive of AXA Investment Managers and Chairman of AXA Framlington.

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