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Associated British Foods Names Michael McLintock As New Chairman

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Primark-owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced that its chairman, Charles Sinclair, intends to retire from the board, effective 11 April.

In a statement released yesterday, the company said that Sinclair is set to be succeeded by Michael McLintock, who has been an independent non-executive director of the company since 1 November 2017.

McLintock was previously CEO of investment company M&G from 1997 until his retirement in 2016.

Sales Growth

ABF, which also owns FMCG brands such as Twinings, Ryvita and Kingsmill, posted group revenue growth of 4% in the most recent financial quarter.

Its Primark trading division posted 'record sales' in the week before Christmas, with strong like-for-like growth in the UK, while the group's grocery business saw also saw a slight increase.

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