Appointment to the Board of Richemont SA

28 JUN 2005

Richemont, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Thomas Lindemann, Group Human Resources Director, to the Board of Richemont SA, Luxembourg – the Group’s Management board.

Mr Lindemann joined the Group’s Montblanc subsidiary in 1998 as Human Resources Director. He assumed the role of Director of Human Resources for Richemont Northern Europe in 2002 and was appointed Group Human Resources Director for Richemont in April 2005. Aged 42, he is a German national.

About Richemont

Richemont owns a portfolio of leading international brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc and Lancel as well as prestigious watch manufacturers Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne and Officine Panerai.

In addition to its luxury goods business, Richemont holds an 18.3 per cent interest in British American Tobacco.