Sir Andrew Witty to retire from GSK in March 2017

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In the publication of its 2015 Annual Report to shareholders, GSK plc announced that Sir Andrew Witty, CEO, has indicated to the Board his intention to retire from the company in early 2017. The Board has agreed that he will retire on 31st March 2017. The Board will now conduct a formal search for a successor and will consider internal and external candidates for the role.?

Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman, said: “Andrew's retirement next year will represent the culmination of 32 years of service and leadership to GSK and the industry. We will thank Andrew more formally for his tremendous dedication and contribution next year. In the meantime, we will now start a formal process to appoint his successor, whilst also ensuring the Group remains focused on execution of its strategy to drive growth and performance.”