Hammerson plc has announced the appointment of Jacques Espinasse as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 May 2007.
Mr Espinasse joined Vivendi as Chief Financial Officer in 2002 and is a Member of the Management Board.
Previously Mr Espinasse was Chief Operating Officer of TPS La Télévision Par Satellite, an Executive Vice President at CEP Communication and, prior to its privatisation, Finance Director of Havas.
Mr Espinasse is non-executive director of SFR, Maroc Telecom, Universal Music Group, Canal+ France, Vivendi Games, SES-Global and LBPAM. He has in the past been a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science of Paris, a member of the Loan Committee of Crédit National, Auditor of the Institute of National Defense and an Advisor to the Director of the Institute of National Defense.
Aged 63, Mr Espinasse holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
John Nelson, Chairman of Hammerson said: "We are delighted to welcome Jacques Espinasse to the Board. He has an outstanding career in the management of major international companies and brings a wealth of experience. I am confident that he will complement the skills of the Board and make a major contribution to Hammerson."
There are no matters in connection with this appointment to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.