Experian appoints two new independent Non-Executive Directors

Experian, the global information services company, today announces the appointment of two new independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board of Experian plc with effect from 1 September 2012.

Deirdre Mahlan, aged 49, a US national, has been the Chief Financial Officer of Diageo plc, the world’s leading premium drinks business, since October 2010. Previously, she served as Deputy CFO and Head of Tax and Treasury for Diageo plc and Chief Financial Officer for Diageo North America. Before joining Diageo, Deirdre held various senior finance positions with Joseph E Seagram & Sons, Inc.

George Rose, aged 60, a British national, was the Group Finance Director of BAE Systems plc, the global provider of defence and security products, from April 1998 to March 2011, having previously served as its Director of Finance and Treasury. Prior to joining BAE Systems, he held various senior finance positions with Ford, Leyland DAF plc and the Rover Group. George is Chairman of the Audit Committees of National Grid plc, Genel Energy plc and Laing O’Rourke plc, and a member of the Industrial Development Advisory Board, which provides advice to the UK’s Secretary of State for Business on applications for financial assistance.

To provide continuity following the death of Paul Brooks, it is now confirmed that David Tyler will retire from the Board on 31 December 2012, rather than at the July 2012 AGM as previously intended.

Sir John Peace, Chairman of Experian, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Deirdre Mahlan and George Rose to the Board of Experian. They bring a wealth of experience from a wide range of international businesses and have a great deal to offer Experian. I look forward to working with Deirdre and George as we continue to develop and execute Experian’s successful strategy for growth.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank David Tyler for his outstanding contribution to the Experian plc Board.

“These changes reflect our commitment to thoughtful and rigorous succession planning, balancing this with the importance of maintaining continuity at Board level, to ensure we have the blend of skills and experience necessary to support Experian’s continued growth.”


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About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2011 was US$4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit www.experianplc.com