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JD Sports adds Bert Hoyt as Non-Exec Director

Sep 13, 2021 United Kingdom
JD Sports adds Bert Hoyt as Non-Exec Director
The retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, announced Bert Hoyt has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director. Appointment is in place since the 8th of September 2021
"I am delighted to welcome Bert to the Board of Directors of JD. Bert has an extensive knowledge of the market in which JD operates and a deep understanding of key supplier relationships, market dynamics and international operations. I have every confidence that Bert will have an extremely positive impact on the future of JD and its ongoing growth and success. It will be a real pleasure to work together on the Board. I am also pleased to confirm that we are making substantial progress with regard to additional Board appointments, which will address the composition, skill sets and balance of the Board", commented Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman.

Bert Hoyt has significant experience of global markets. Having joined Nike in 1998, he was most recently VP/ GM of Nike EMEA, a position which he occupied until he retired in January of 2021. He is acknowledged for transforming Nike's business in Western Europe and EMEA over the last 9 years, achieving substantial growth in revenues and profitability. Prior to his engagement at Nike, Bert Hoyt spent 10 years at Puma as GM for Puma International. 

About JD Sports

JD Sports Fashion plc, more commonly known as JD Sports or JD, is a British sports-fashion retail company based in Bury, Greater Manchester, England with shops throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. 

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