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8 January 2020

The Board of Smiths are pleased to announce the appointment of Karin Hoeing as an independent non-executive Director with effect from 2 April 2020. On joining the Board Karin will become a member of the Remuneration Committee. Biographic details are set out below.

Smiths Chairman Sir George Buckley said:

“I am delighted that Karin has agreed to join the Smiths Board. She has held a wide variety of operational and functional positions at Schlumberger and now at BAE Systems, working in countries around the globe. Her international experience in aerospace and the oil and gas industry will bring invaluable insight to the Board’s discussions.”

Biographic information:

Karin Hoeing is BAE Systems plc Group Human Resources Director and joined the company in February 2018 from Schlumberger, the multi-national oil services company, where she was President, Wireline, responsible for leading one of the company’s major international business divisions. Prior to her appointment as President, Wireline, Karin held a number of senior HR, marketing, technology and line management leadership positions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, during a career spanning more than 20 years at the company.

Karin is a German national and holds a degree of Diploma Geophysics (MSc Geophysics) from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

There is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13.




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Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange (SMIN) and operates a sponsored level one ADR programme (SMGZY). Its businesses share common characteristics (well-positioned in growing markets, technology-led, asset-light, digitising, with a high proportion of aftermarket revenues) and a common operating model (The Smiths Excellence System). For more information visit

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