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 earnings. "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: Enquiries: Stadium Group plc www.stadium-plc.com Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Tel: 01429 852 500 or Mob: 07920 760 807 Executive Walbrook PR Tel: 020 7933 8780 Paul McManus email@example.com or Mob: 07980 541 893 Paul Cornelius firstname.lastname@example.org 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 years 210 St. Margaret's Road Twickenham Management None Company Limited This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END BOAQELFLLKFXBBF -0- Sep/26/2012 06:01 GMT
Stadium Group PLC SDM Directorate Change
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