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RNS Number : 2741Y  Zoo Digital Group PLC  13 January 2022

13 January 2022



("ZOO", the "Group" or the "Company")


Appointment of Non-Executive Director


ZOO Digital Group plc (AIM: ZOO), the leading provider of end-to-end
cloud-based localisation and media services to the global entertainment
industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Schwarz as
Non-executive Director with immediate effect.


Nathalie brings 20 years of board-level international experience from her
roles in both publicly listed and privately owned companies. She has
particular expertise in the media and digital technology sector with a career
spanning broadcasting (television and radio), mobile and digital interactive
platforms and information/data services. This includes as Group Commercial and
Development Director at Channel 4 Television Corporation, overseeing the
negotiation of its commercial partnership with UKTV. She also served as Group
Strategy and Development Director at Capital Radio plc as the FTSE 250 company
completed an £800 million merger to create the largest commercial radio
analogue and digital group.


A qualified corporate finance lawyer, Nathalie began her career at leading
global law firm Clifford Chance and has since served as Chair of Boards,
Remuneration Committees and Nominations Committees. Her non-executive
experience includes roles at Wilmington plc, Matomy Media plc, BigHand,
Optionis and Amiad Water Systems plc. She currently represents technology
suppliers as Vice Chair of The International Trade Association for the
Broadcast and Media Industry (IABM).


Gillian Wilmot, Chairman of ZOO Digital, said:


"We are delighted to welcome Nathalie to the Board after a comprehensive
appointment process. She has a strategic understanding of the media and
digital technology sectors, which will contribute valuable insight to support
ZOO's international growth trajectory. This additional non-executive
appointment further strengthens ZOO's governance and board-level expertise to
reflect the growth in scale and global reach of our business and our ambitions
for the future. Nathalie will also Chair our Remuneration committee."


Nathalie Schwarz commented:


"ZOO's end-to-end service offering puts it in a fabulous position to take
further share of a fast-growing, multibillion dollar industry. Market drivers
for global media content are firmly in ZOO's favour and I look forward to
working with the Board to capitalise on the significant opportunity ahead."



Regulatory Disclosures:


(Esther) Nathalie Schwarz, aged 51, is currently or has been a director of the
following companies within the previous five years:


 Current directorships/partnerships      Former directorships/partnerships (within the last five years)
 Aleph Technologies plc                  Amiad Water Systems plc
 Belsize Lodge (Management) Limited      BigHand Limited
 IABM                                    Matomy Media plc
 IABM Investments Limited                Optionis Group Limited
 8 Lancaster Drive (Management) Limited  Wilmington Group plc


Nathalie Schwarz does not currently have any beneficial interest in the
ordinary shares of the Company.


There are no further disclosures required under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules
for Companies.



For further information:


 ZOO Digital Group plc            +44 (0)114 241 3700
 Stuart Green
 Phillip Blundell

 Stifel                           +44 (0)20 7710 7600
 Fred Walsh / Tom Marsh

 Instinctif Partners              +44 (0)20 7457 2020
 Matthew Smallwood / Joe Quinlan  zoo@instinctif.com (mailto:zoo@instinctif.com)



About ZOO Digital Group plc:


ZOO Digital supports major Hollywood studios and streaming services to
globalise their content and reach audiences everywhere, by providing
world-leading, technology-enabled localisation and media services.


Founded in 2001, ZOO Digital operates from hubs in Los Angeles, London and
Dubai, with a development and production centre in Sheffield, UK. The company
is targeting $100m sales in the medium term.


The Group provides media services through its platforms that include: ZOOsubs,
ZOOdubs, ZOOstudio. Its full-service proposition delivers the end-to-end
services required to prepare both original and catalogue content for digital
distribution; these services include dubbing, subtitling & captioning,
metadata creation & localisation, artwork localisation and media
processing. Alongside this offering, ZOO also provides its customers with
management platforms and strategic solutions to support their own internal
globalisation operations.


ZOO is a go-to service partner for media businesses looking to globalise their
content across different territories, languages and distribution platforms.
Using its innovative technology-enabled approach, ZOO helps its customers to
reduce time to market, lower costs and deliver high quality products to their
global audiences. The business has frameworks in place with all major
Hollywood studios and streaming services. Its customers include Disney,
NBCUniversal, HBO and ViacomCBS.


ZOO's competitive advantage arises from three interlinking factors - the
leading role it has played in the digital transformation of its sector; the
world class proprietary platforms that it develops to enable this
transformation; and the global supply chain of thousands of freelancers,
working collaboratively in ZOO's platforms, which delivers services that scale
easily to meet demand. These factors combine to make ZOO uniquely geared to
capitalise on new market opportunities in a fast-paced and constantly evolving


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