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08 September 2015

Terra Firma appoints Justin King as Vice Chairman and Head of Portfolio Businesses

Terra Firma Capital Partners (Terra Firma) has today announced the appointment of Justin King as Vice Chairman and Head of Portfolio Businesses. Mr King was CEO of Sainsbury’s from 2004-2014.

"We are delighted that Justin is joining Terra Firma," said Guy Hands, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma. “This is a great fit for both sides. Terra Firma has been transforming businesses for over 20 years and currently has a diverse portfolio of businesses in various stages of development. Justin has turned around and run businesses in various sectors. He will be able to harness Terra Firma’s substantial operational expertise and drive forwards Terra Firma’s agenda with its existing portfolio"

Justin King said, “I am delighted to be joining Terra Firma. I am looking forward to working with Guy and the team and to playing my part in Terra Firma’s hands-on approach to transforming businesses".

In additional personnel moves by Terra Firma, General Counsel Trudy Cooke is being promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and Head of Tax Dominic Spiri is being promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Commenting on the promotions, Guy Hands said, “We have a huge amount of talent coming up through the ranks in Terra Firma. With these promotions and  Justin’s appointment, we are continuing to strengthen our senior management team.”

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