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RNS Number : 3432T Altitude Group PLC 24 November 2021
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Altitude Group plc
("Altitude", the "Company" or the "Group")
Board Changes, Appointment of new Non-Executive Chairman and Trading Update
Altitude Group plc (AIM: ALT), the operator of a leading marketplace for
personalised products, announces that Non-Executive Chairman, Keith Edelman,
has notified the board of his decision to retire from his role as Chairman,
with effect from 26 November 2021. The Board wish to thank Keith for his
valuable contribution to the Group during his term, especially throughout the
global COVID-19 pandemic, and wish him well in his future endeavours.
The board is further pleased to announce the appointment of David Smith as
Non-Executive Director with immediate effect, who will step up to Chairman,
with effect from 26 November 2021. David brings extensive experience in the
entrepreneurial and technology driven insurance markets. He currently serves
as the Chairman of Lockton Companies, LLP and Non-Executive Director of AIG UK
Ltd and Bupa Insurance Company. In his executive career, David, held the role
of CEO of Zurich Insurance Plc and Chairman of Polaris UK, the general
insurance industry-owned standards and digital trading/technology body.
Nichole Stella, Chief Executive Officer of Altitude Plc commented:
"Firstly, I would like to thank Keith for his valuable support throughout the
pandemic and wish him well for the future. We are delighted to welcome David
Smith to the board. His expertise in industries that have evolved through
technology advancements and industry shifting buying behaviours will be
invaluable. I look forward to working with David in his role of Non-Executive
Chairman as we continue to grow the business to benefit all stakeholders."
The Group is pleased to report that it has made good progress in the six
months to 30 September 2021 ("HY1 2021") with US recovery across the
promotional product industry having accelerated recovery for the Group. The
Company is trading positively and in line with management's expectations.
The Group will announce its HY1 21 interim results on 30 November 2021.
The following information is disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM
Rules for Companies.
David William Smith (aged 62) currently holds, and has held in the last five
years, the following directorships or partnerships.
Current Directorships & Partnerships Directorships & Partnerships within last 5 years
AIG UK Limited AA Insurance Services Limited
Bupa Insurance Limited The Chartered Insurance Institute
Bupa Insurance Services Limited
David and his connected persons currently hold 59,929 ordinary shares in the
Company, representing 0.08 per cent. of the Company's current issued share
For enquiries, please contact:
Altitude Group plc Via Zeus Capital
Nichole Stella, Chief Executive Officer
Graham Feltham, Chief Financial Officer
Zeus Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser & Broker) Tel: 0203 829 5000
Dan Bate / David Foreman / James Edis (Corporate Finance)
Dominic King (Corporate Broking)
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