Distell Group has confirmed the appointment of two new directors and the resignation of one other.

The South African company, whose parent company is KWV, said late last week that A C Parker and B J Van der Ross will join its board, in a non-executive capacity, from 1 July.

Mr R L Lumb, meanwhile, is set to step down from the board - again, as a non-executive director - from 23 October.

The announcement was made in a statement to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

In March, KWV posted a 6.3% rise in full-year sales, which came in at ZAR745.2m (US$92.9m). Distell's contribution to group sales last year increased by 14.2%.