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Management appointments at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc 04/07/2005

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc has announced a number of changes in senior officers’ posts within the Group.

Mr Anthony Tabone, after 35 years of dedicated service, will be retiring from his position as Company Secretary of Simonds Farsons Cisk plc and Managing Director of Wands Limited and Anthony Caruana & Sons Ltd on 31st December 2005, having reached pensionable age on June 4th 2005.

In the interim period, he will be handing over his duties for these important responsibilities. Mr Tabone will be retained as consultant to the Wands Group as from January 1st, 2006.

New Company Secretary

Mr Arthur Muscat, has been appointed Company Secretary Designate and will assume his responsibility on 1st January 2006. Mr Muscat currently holds the post of Group Human Resources Manager and he will continue to retain overall responsibility for the Group Human Resources function.

General Manager Designate – Wands Limited

Mr Pierre Stafrace, has been appointed General Manager Designate – Wands Limited with effect from July 1st 2005 and will assume this responsibility as from January 1st, 2006.  He will take over as General Manager – Wands Limited on January 1st 2006. Mr Stafrace has held the position of Marketing Manager for Farsons products for over 7 years. 

Mr Ivan Filletti, who has been a Brand Executive for Cisk for four years, has been appointed as Marketing Manager for Farsons products instead of Mr Stafrace as from 1 July 2005.

Mr Gabriel Wirth has relinquished his position as General Manager of Wands Limited, as his term of service has expired at the end of June 2005.

Mr Charles Xuereb has been appointed as Deputy Group Financial Controller as from October 2005. Mr Charles Xuereb is currently the Financial Controller of Quintano Foods Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Simonds Farsons Cisk plc.

Commenting on these appointments, Mr Louis A. Farrugia, Group Chief Executive said that he wanted to recognize the contribution, which Mr Tabone gave over such a long span of service within the Group, and he was pleased that the Group would still be able to benefit from Mr Tabone’s wide experience in the business. He also wished to thank Mr Wirth for his services and dedication and wish him well in his future endeavours.

“The four new appointees are no newcomers to the Group and I am sure that through their new responsibilities they will further strengthen the Group’s Management Team to help it face the challenges and exploit the opportunities which a fully liberalized market offers,” concluded Mr Farrugia.