Stadium Group PLC SDM Directorate Change

  Stadium Group PLC (SDM) - Directorate Change

RNS Number : 1460N
Stadium Group PLC
26 September 2012

                              Stadium Group Plc

                         ("Stadium" or the "Company")


                              Directorate Change

Stadium Group  Plc  (AIM:  SDM),  a  leading  electronic  technologies  group, 
announces the appointment of Joanne Estell as Finance Director with  immediate 
effect. Colin Wilson, Finance Director and Company Secretary, will stand  down 
from the  Board  immediately,  having previously  discussed  his  interest  in 
pursuing his career outside the Group. Colin will work alongside Joanne  until 
the end of November in order to affect an orderly transfer of responsibilities
prior to leaving the group.

Joanne Estell  is a  Chartered Management  Accountant and  joins Stadium  from 
Survitec Group Ltd, a marine safety and survival equipment manufacturer.

Joanne began her career in 1996 with hotel and restaurant group Whitbread Plc,
qualifying in  1997  and  developing disciplines  in  financial  controls  and 
business systems across a number of areas  in the business during a period  of 
considerable growth.

In 2001 Joanne left Whitbread to join Smiths Group Plc ("Smiths"), the  global 
engineering firm, where  she joined as  Assistant Financial Controller  within 
the Sealing  Solutions  Division.  Joanne later  became  Finance  Director  of 
Specialised Businesses  for  John  Crane, the  mechanical  seals  division  of 
Smiths, a business with a total turnover of c. £900m. It was during this role,
from  2008  to  2011,  that  Joanne  led  the  acquisition  process  of  Orion 
Corporation in  the  US,  and  where  she  was  responsible  for  providing  a 
commercially focused finance function and the successful integration of  three 
newly acquired businesses.

Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive Officer,  commented: "We are very pleased  to 
welcome Joanne to the Board as Finance Director and her appointment comes at a
crucial stage of our development as we move from a business focussed primarily
on EMS  into a  wider IP  rich technology  business with  improved quality  of 

"I  would   like   to  thank   Colin   for  his   valuable   contribution   to 
Stadiumparticularly during a period of change as we focussed the business  on 
the high growth potential  of our core electronic  technology markets. I  wish 
him all the best in his future career."

For further information please contact:


Stadium Group plc                                
Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief            Tel: 01429 852 500 or Mob: 07920 760 807
Walbrook PR                                                 Tel: 020 7933 8780
Paul McManus        or Mob: 07980 541 893
Paul Cornelius    or Mob: 07886 384 707
N+1 Brewin
Nick Tulloch                          Tel: 0131 529 0356 or Mob: 07990 804 436
Richard Lindley                       Tel: 0113 241 0126 or Mob: 07947 730 580

Additional Information:

Joanne Elizabeth Estell,  aged 41, holds  no shares in  the Company and  other 
than as set out below  there is no further  information to be disclosed  under 
schedule 2(g)  and  Rule  17 of  the  AIM  Rules in  respect  of  Ms  Estell's 
appointment today as a Director of the Company.

Joanne is a director / partner or has been a director / partner of the
following companies / partnerships during the previous five years:

Current directorships/partnerships              Director/Partner in the last 5

210 St. Margaret's Road Twickenham Management   None
Company Limited



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