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Belmond Ltd. Announces Board of Director Nominees – Gail Rebuck Nominated to Board; Prudence Leith to Retire at AGM

HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Belmond Ltd. (NYSE:BEL) (the “Company”) today announced the nomination of eight directors for election to the Company’s board of directors at its 2015 annual general meeting of shareholders (“AGM”) to be held on June 8, 2015, including a new independent director nominee, Gail Rebuck, 63, a prominent publishing executive with diverse public board experience.

Gail Rebuck will stand for election at the AGM along with current directors, Harsha V. Agadi, John D. Campbell, chairman Roland Hernandez, Mitchell C. Hochberg, Ruth A. Kennedy, H. Roeland Vos, and president and chief executive officer John M. Scott. Director Prudence M. Leith will retire from the board upon the expiration of her term at the 2015 AGM.

Gail Rebuck is an established leader in publishing, rising to the top of the industry, serving as former chief executive officer, and now chair, of Penguin Random House UK,” said Roland Hernandez, chairman of the board of directors of Belmond Ltd. “She brings a wealth of public board experience in the media and marketing sectors, which, in addition to her strong management background, will complement and strengthen our board, ensuring we have the necessary experience to draw upon as we continue to grow our business and build shareholder value.”

Gail Rebuck has served as chair of Penguin Random House UK from 2013 to date and sits on the company’s global board of representatives. She is a member of the group management committee of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, a global media conglomerate, and a non-executive director of Koovs plc, a fashion retailer. Ms. Rebuck served as chair and chief executive officer of Random House UK and its overseas subsidiaries from 1991 to 2013 and also as a non-executive director of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc from 2002 to 2012. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2009 and appointed a life peer to the British House of Lords in 2014, becoming Baroness Rebuck. She also chairs the Royal College of Art and the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Commenting on Ms. Leith’s retirement, John Scott, president and chief executive officer, said, “Prue has been a valuable and respected member of Belmond’s board of directors and made significant contributions to the Company’s development during her nine-year tenure. On behalf of the board of directors and management, I would like to thank Prue for her service to the Company and the positive role she has played in our growth.”

About Belmond Ltd.

Belmond Ltd. is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 45 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.

Belmond Ltd.
Martin O’Grady
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 20 3117 1333
Amy Brandt
Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 212 764 8210

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