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Lehmann to retire from Lehmann

After 20 years at the helm, Doug Lehmann is retiring as managing director of Peter Lehmann Wines Limited.

He says the decision was made with sadness, but is confident the company will continue as usual.

“The travel requirements to promote the Peter Lehmann brand and to manage overseas markets are beginning to take their toll and after a lot of thought and, quite frankly anguish, I have made the difficult decision to retire at the end of the financial year,” he said.

“I count myself fortunate that the staff, directors and shareholders have provided dedication, loyalty and support throughout my 20 years as managing director.

“Over the years the company has evolved into a well respected producer of premium bottled wine and made substantial progress in brand awareness and sales, both domestically and overseas.”

Lehmann will continue to be associated through the PLW board where he will become a non-executive director and chairman as of 1 July, 2010.

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