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Marks & Spencer makes board appointment

Marks & Spencer has appointed Jan du Plessis as non-executive director from November 1.

Du Plessis is a former group finance director of Swiss luxury goods group Richemont.

He is currently chairman of British American Tobacco and a non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Lloyds TSB Group and was recently appointed non-executive director of Rio Tinto.

Marks & Spencer chairman and chief executive Sir Stuart Rose said: "We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Jan du Plessis, who will bring a wide range of international business experience and brand knowledge."

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