Cushman & Wakefield (DTZ)


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09/08/2011 19:00

DTZ Holdings plc announces that both Paul Idzik and Robert Rickert have resigned as directors of the Company and are no longer members of the Board.

Having made substantial progress with the major cost-reduction and restructuring programme, for which he was recruited 2½ years ago, Bob Rickert has now decided to leave the Company.

Paul Idzik believes it is appropriate for a new leadership team to be put in place and has also decided to leave the Company at this time.

The Board is grateful for what Paul and Bob have done for the Company, and wishes them both well for the future.

The Board has appointed John Forrester, currently Head of UK and Ireland, as Chief Executive and has appointed John to the Board.

The Board has appointed James Thomson, currently Chief Financial Officer, as Group Finance Director and has also appointed James to the Board.

As stated in its announcements of 11 May 2011 and, subsequently, 20 June 2011, the Company has received a number of approaches for investment in its shares. Whilst there can be no certainty that these approaches will lead to a transaction, the Board continues to review these and discussions are progressing. A further announcement regarding these approaches will be made, as appropriate, in due course.


13/06/2011 13:12

DTZ achieves Bronze in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index- 08 June, 2011.

DTZ, the global real estate services firm has achieved BRONZE in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2011 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. The firm is joint best improver in the index.

Achieving Bronze means that DTZ has demonstrated a clear outline of its mission, values and corporate responsibility principles, with clear roles and responsibilities being allocated right across its business. The bronze performance band is also an indication that DTZ is at the early stages of environmental and social data collation and public reporting.

Andrew Jones, UK Chief Operating Officer at DTZ said: “DTZ is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and to working in partnership with clients and suppliers to develop best practice environmental management. We are the only real estate services firm in the index and have worked hard to achieve this accreditation. We have significantly improved the integration of our corporate responsibility principles into our business strategy. We are dedicated to maximising our social impact through our commitment to employee development and wellbeing and by forming strong partnerships with the communities in which we operate and will continue to build upon this year’s success.”

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “I congratulate DTZ on achieving BRONZE in the 2011 BITC Corporate Responsibility Index. It is a challenging time, but the results of this year’s Index demonstrate that companies are still focused on transforming their businesses in order to have a positive impact on society. All the companies who participated this year are at different stages in their responsible business journey, but they are all taking these issues seriously and are prepared to lead by example.”