GlaxoSmithKline plc (the “Company”) Directorate changes

Issued: London

The Company today announces that Sir Deryck Maughan, Dr Stephanie Burns, Dr Daniel Podolsky and Hans Wijers will not stand for re-election to the Board at GSK’s Annual General Meeting on 5 May 2016 (the “AGM”).

Sir Deryck has served as Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board since 2004, and from 2013, as the Senior Independent Director. He is a member of the Audit & Risk, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Dr Burns has served as Independent Non-Executive Director for nine years and is a member of the Corporate Responsibility and Remuneration Committees. Dr Podolsky has served as Independent Non-Executive Director and Scientific & Medical Expert for nine years and is a member of the Audit & Risk and Corporate Responsibility Committees. Hans Wijers will also not stand for re-election at the AGM following the completion of a three year term on the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr Wijers is a member of the Corporate Responsibility and Remuneration Committees.

Commenting on the changes, Philip Hampton, Chairman of GSK, said: “These changes follow the usual cycle of Board refreshment. I would like to thank Deryck, Stephanie, Dan and Hans who have served GSK’s Board with distinction for many years and I’m sure will continue to do so until their retirement.”

Professor Sir Roy Anderson and Dr Jesse Goodman have been appointed members of the Corporate Responsibility Committee with effect from 1 May 2016.

V A Whyte
Company Secretary
17 March 2016

Notes

With effect from the end of the Company’s AGM on 5 May 2016, the composition of the Board of GSK will be as follows:

Sir Philip Hampton, Non-Executive Chairman
Sir Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Simon Dingemans, Chief Financial Officer
Dr Moncef Slaoui, Chairman, Global Vaccines
Professor Sir Roy Anderson, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Vindi Banga, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Stacey Cartwright, Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Lynn Elsenhans, Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr Jesse Goodman, Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Judy Lewent, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Urs Rohner, Independent Non-Executive Director

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