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Statement re IT security incident affecting Matthew Clark Bibendum Ltd

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C&C Group plc (the "Group") announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Matthew Clark Bibendum Ltd ("MCB"), became aware on Friday 16 April 2021 that it was the subject of a cyber-security incident, which has impacted both Matthew Clark and Bibendum. MCB responded quickly, enacting its cyber-security response plan and shutting down all of its IT systems. A leading forensic information technology firm and legal counsel have been engaged to assist MCB investigate the incident and restore its IT systems as quickly and as safely as possible. The issue has not affected the IT systems of the wider C&C Group, which continue to operate as normal.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, MCB is operating at reduced volumes and, in order to minimise the impact of the incident on its operations, is temporarily supporting customers and suppliers manually, while IT systems are being restored.

MCB is in the process of informing its customers and suppliers of the incident and the actions the Company is taking and has notified the relevant authorities, including the Information Commissioner's Office.

A further announcement will be made in due course, if appropriate.

ENDS

Contacts

C&C Group plc
Patrick McMahon, Chief Financial Officer
Ewan Robertson, Finance and Investor Relations Director
ewan.robertson@candcgroup.com

FTI Consulting
Jonathan Neilan / Paddy Berkery
+353 86 231 4135 / +353 86 602 5988
CandCGroup@fticonsulting.com

Novella Communications
Tim Robertson
+44 203 151 7008
TimR@novella-comms.com

About C&C Group plc

C&C Group plc is a leading, vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits, and soft drinks across the UK and Ireland.

  • C&C Group’s portfolio of owned/exclusive brands include: Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; as well as a range of fast-growing, super-premium and craft ciders and beers, such as Heverlee, Menabrea, Five Lamps and Orchard Pig. C&C exports its Magners and Tennent’s brands to over 40 countries worldwide.

  • C&C Group has owned brand and contract manufacturing/packing operations in Co.Tipperary, Ireland; and Glasgow, Scotland.

  • C&C is the No.1 drinks distributor to the UK and Ireland hospitality sectors. Operating under the Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Tennent’s and Bulmers Ireland brands, the Group supplies over 35,000 pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels, and is a key route-to-market for major international beverage companies.

  • C&C Group also has a minority investment in the Admiral Taverns tenanted pub group, which owns over 950 pubs across England & Wales.

C&C Group is a FTSE 250 company headquartered in Dublin and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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C&C Group PLC