• Cyril McAree

Appointment of Elizabeth McMeikan as Independent Non-Executive Director

Dalata Hotel Group plc ("Dalata" or "the Company"), the largest hotel operator in Ireland with a growing presence in the United Kingdom, announces the appointment of Elizabeth McMeikan to the Board as an Independent, Non-Executive Director with effect from 8 October 2019.

Elizabeth McMeikan

Elizabeth McMeikan is an experienced executive and has served on the boards of both public and private companies. Elizabeth is currently the Senior Independent Director at jd Wetherspoon plc and the Senior Independent Director at Unite Group plc; where she chairs the Board’s Remuneration Committee. Elizabeth is also a Non-Executive Director at private company Fresca Group Ltd.

Elizabeth has significant experience in customer-focused businesses, having spent her executive career at Colgate Palmolive before taking up a role with Tesco Plc. Elizabeth established Tesco Express in 1994 and was appointed Stores Board Director for Change Management and Human Resources in 1997.

Notes: The following information is disclosed pursuant to Rule 6.1.66(1) of the Euronext Dublin Listing Rules and Rule 9.6.13R (1) of the UK Listing

Rules: Elizabeth McMeikan: Current Directorships Former Directorships (within the last five years) jd Wetherspoon plc Flybe plc The Unite Group plc The Company confirms that there is no other information that is required to be disclosed in accordance with rule 6.1.66 (2) to (6) of the Euronext Dublin Listing Rules and 9.6.13R(2) to (6) of the UK Listing Rules

Commenting on the appointment, John Hennessy, Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Dalata Hotel Group. With the breath of Elizabeth’s experience across the hospitality, retail and food & beverage sectors, she will be a valuable addition to the Board, and we look forward to her contribution. As we continue to grow our business across the UK, Elizabeth’s knowledge and expertise in that market will be of great benefit.”

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