3 April 2013
Halfords Group plc
Board Director Change
Halfords Group plc announces that Paul McClenaghan, the Group's Commercial Director has agreed after eight years with Halfords to leave the Company and will step down from the Board. The Group has commenced a search for his successor. In the interim, Matt Davies, Group Chief Executive will assume direct responsibility for commercial activities with effect from today.
Matt Davies, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"We would like to thank Paul for his immense contribution over the past eight years. We wish him every success in the next stage of his career."
Paul McClenaghan said:
"I have enjoyed working at Halfords and feel we have accomplished a great deal during my time with the business. I feel now is the appropriate time to step down and seek fresh challenges elsewhere."
Analysts and Shareholders
Dennis Millard, Chairman 44 (0) 1527 513 113
Andrew Findlay, Group Finance Director
Craig Marks, Head of Investor Relations
David Sawday, Head of Communications 44 (0) 1527 513 471
Notes to Editors
Halfords Group plc
The Group is the UK's leading retailer of automotive, leisure and cycling products and through Halfords Autocentres also one of the UK's leading independent car servicing and repair operator. Halfords customers shop at more than 460 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland and at halfords.com for pick-up at their local store or direct home delivery. Halfords Autocentres operates from over 280 sites nationally and offers motorists dealership-quality MOTs, repairs and car servicing at affordable prices.
Halfords employs approximately 12,000 staff and sells around 10,000 product lines in stores, increasing to around 16,000 lines online. The product offering encompasses significant ranges in car parts, cycles, in-car technology, child seats, roof boxes, outdoor leisure and camping equipment. Halfords own brands include the in-store Bikehut department, for cycles and cycling accessories, Apollo and Carrera cycles and exclusive UK distribution rights of the premium-ranged Boardman cycles and accessories. In outdoor leisure, we sell a premium range of camping equipment, branded URBAN Escape. Halfords offers customers expert advice and a fitting service called "wefit" for car parts, child seats, satellite navigation and in-car entertainment systems, and a "werepair" service for cycles.