- Premier Inn owner Whitbread has announced the appointment of Horst Baier as a non-executive director with effect from 1 November 2019.

Horst will become a member of Whitbread's audit committee.

Chairman Adam Crozier said:'Horst has more than two decades of experience in our sector and this, together with his deep understanding of the German market, will be of great benefit to the Whitbread board as we continue to expand Premier Inn in the UK and Germany.'

Horst spent 22 years at TUI AG, including more than 10 years on the board.

At 9:47am: [LON:WTB] Whitbread PLC share price was -78p at 4130p

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