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Two TUI Travel directors stepped down

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Crawley, United Kingdom - December 18, 2013, Crawley, United Kingdom - TUI Travel plc, an international leisure travel group, announced that executive director Volker Böttcher and non-executive director Tony Campbell have stood down from the board as directors.

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Mr. Böttcher is the Managing Director of the Group's German Specialist Division and has been an executive member of the Board since September 2007 where he has held a number of senior roles including Managing Director of Central Europe. He has decided that he will leave the business in December 2014 and will transition his responsibilities over the next year.

Mr. Campbell joined the Board when the Company was formed at the time of the merger in 2007. Prior to that he was a Non-Executive Director of First Choice Holidays PLC.

The company also announced that two new directors will be proposed for election to the board as non-executive directors: Valerie Gooding and Vladimir Yakushev.

Ms. Gooding is the non-executive chairman of electronics company Premier Farnell plc and has been appointed as a non-executive director at Vodafone plc with effect from February 1, 2014. She left her position as Chief Executive of BUPA, the UK's leading private health company, in 2008.

Prior to joining BUPA, Ms. Gooding spent many years with British Airways where she held a number of senior roles including Head of Cabin Services, Head of Marketing, Director Asia Pacific, and Director Business Units where she was responsible for British Airways' retail shops, charter airline, and tour operator businesses. She has served on the boards of several companies, including most recently Standard Chartered plc and J. Sainsbury plc.

Mr. Yakushev is the Managing Partner of private equity company S-Group Capital Management. With an MSc in Physics and Technology, he started his commercial career with Mitsubishi and Mars before joining management consultancy McKinsey & Company. In 2003 he was appointed COO of Severstal Resources where he managed the operations of the company, achieving significant growth and profitability.

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