Earthport PLC Board appointment

Date : 01/17/2017 @ 2:00AM
Source : UK Regulatory (RNS & others)
Stock : Earthport (EPO)
Quote : 8.55  0.15 (1.79%) @ 11:35AM
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Earthport PLC Board appointment

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Earthport PLC

17 January 2017

17 January 2017

Earthport plc

("Earthport" or the "Company")

Dr Caroline Brown to Join Earthport Board

Earthport plc (AIM: EPO.L), the leading cross-border payment network, is pleased to announce that Dr Caroline Brown has agreed to join Earthport's Board as a Non-executive Director.

Dr Brown is an experienced finance executive and Board member of listed companies. She currently chairs the audit committee of Luceco plc, an industrial technology business, which was admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in October 2016. She has also chaired the audit committees of WSP Group plc, Bridge Energy ASA and Intelligent Energy Holdings plc. She has held senior finance roles including at a division of a FTSE 100 company and more recently, AIM listed KBC Advanced Technologies plc. Dr Brown is a qualified accountant and has also worked in corporate finance at Merrill Lynch, UBS and HSBC.

Dr Brown holds a First Class degree and PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a Masters of Business Administration from the Cass Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

The appointment is subject to receipt of the standard regulatory approvals from the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC.

Phil Hickman, Chairman of Earthport, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Caroline Brown as a member of our Board of Directors. Caroline brings a wealth of experience to Earthport, particularly her accounting and audit skills. She will complement the skillset of current Board members and I am confident that her broad background will substantively contribute to our success."

Commenting on her appointment, Caroline Brown said: "I am looking forward to working with the highly talented team at Earthport in their mission to transform the world of cross-border payments and correspondent banking."

Hank Uberoi, CEO of Earthport, commented: "Caroline is a great addition to our Board and I am looking forward to her counsel and advice in executing our strategy and achieving our potential."

 
 Current Directorships     Past Directorships 
------------------------  --------------------------------- 
 Luceco plc                KBC Advanced Technologies 
  Intelligent Energy        plc 
  Holdings plc              KBC Advanced Technologies 
  Hydrodec Group plc        Sdn Bhd 
  The Gray's Inn Mansion    KBC Advanced Technologies 
  Limited                   SL 
                            KBC Process Technology Limited 
                            The Penspen Group Limited 
                            Penspen Limited 
                            Mirland Development Corporation 
                            plc 
                            Bridge Energy ASA 
------------------------  --------------------------------- 
 

Caroline Brown does not hold any shares in the Company.

For the purposes of paragraph (g) (v) of Schedule 2 to the AIM Rules for Companies, Caroline Brown resigned as a director of Play to Win TV Limited on 6 February 2007. Play to Win TV Limited entered liquidation on 1 July 2007.

There are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17, Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment of Caroline Brown, who is aged 54.

For further information, please contact:

Earthport plc 020 7220 9700

Hank Uberoi, Chief Executive Officer

Simon Adamiyatt, Chief Financial Officer

Newgate 020 7653 9848

Bob Huxford/Helena Bogle

020 7653 9848

N+1 Singer (Nomad and Joint Broker) 020 7496 3000

Mark Taylor / James White

Shore Capital (Joint Broker) 020 7408 4090

Bidhi Bhoma/ Toby Gibbs

About Earthport

Earthport provides cross-border payment services to banks and businesses. Through a single relationship with Earthport, clients can seamlessly manage payments to almost any bank account in the world, reducing costs and complexity to meet their customers' evolving expectations of price, speed and transparency.

Earthport offers clients access to global payment capability in 190+ countries and territories, with local ACH options in 60+ countries and an evolving suite of currencies and settlement options.

Earthport continues to invest in the establishment of in-country bank partnerships across the world, bringing together its deep market and regulatory expertise in order to maintain compliant and commercially competitive services.

The result - a global payments network accessed via a single relationship, delivering significant cost and operating efficiencies for banks and businesses servicing high volumes of lower value payments.

Headquartered in London with regional offices in New York, Dubai, Miami and Singapore, Earthport is a public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange (AIM: EPO) with an institutional investor base including World Bank IFC, Oppenheimer, Blackrock, Henderson.

Please visit www.earthport.com for more information.

This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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