Directorate Change - Mondi Joint Chairman

Publication Date:

10 July 2009

Sir John Parker, joint chairman of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc, has been appointed chairman of Anglo American plc with effect from 1 August 2009.


Mondi Joint Chairman

Following Anglo American plc's announcement earlier today of Sir John Parker's appointment as chairman of the board of Anglo American plc, Sir John has advised the boards of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc of his intention to relinquish his positions as joint chairman and a non executive director. In order to ensure an orderly succession, Sir John has agreed to remain as joint chairman until the appointment of a successor or 31 December 2009, whichever is the earlier. The nominations committee of the boards will immediately start the process of seeking a successor to Sir John.The boards would like to thank Sir John for his enormous contribution to the successful listing of Mondi and the strategic direction he has provided to the Group in its first two years as an independent publicly listed Group.Sir John Parker said,'It is with great regret that I announce my decision to step down from the boards of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc. Mondi is an exciting Group to lead, and I believe its strong management and quality asset base will ensure that it prospers as we emerge from the current difficult economic environment.'

Contact details:
Mondi Group
Andrew King
Tel: +27 11 994 5415
Chief Financial Officer

About Mondi Group:
Mondi is an international paper and packaging group and in 2008 had revenues of Euro6.3 billion. Its key operations and interests are in Western Europe, emerging Europe, Russia and South Africa. The Group is principally involved in the manufacture of packaging paper and converted packaging products; uncoated fine paper; and speciality products and processes, including coatings and consumer flexibles. Mondi is fully integrated across the paper and packaging process, the growing of wood and manufacture of pulp (including recycled materials) and paper to the converting of packaging papers into corrugated packaging and industrial bags.Mondi has production operations across 35 countries and had an average of 33,400 employees in 2008.


Mondi Limited

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1967/013038/06)
JSE share code: MND ISIN: ZAE000097051

Mondi plc

(Incorporated in England and Wales)
(Registration number: 6209386)
JSE share code: MNP ISIN: GB00B1CRLC47
LSE share code: MNDI

As part of the dual listed company structure, Mondi Limited and Mondi plc (together 'Mondi Group') notify both the JSE Limited and the London Stock Exchange of matters required to be disclosed under the JSE listings requirements and/or the Disclosure and Transparency and Listing Rules of the United Kingdom Listing Authority.

Last change: 10/07/2009