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Zoopla Property Grp - Directorate Change

Mon 1st February, 2016 7:00am
RNS Number : 5753N
Zoopla Property Group PLC
01 February 2016

1 February 2016

Zoopla Property Group Plc

Directorate Change

Zoopla Property Group Appoints Andy Botha as Chief Financial Officer

The Board of Zoopla Property Group Plc (LSE:ZPLA) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Botha as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a Director of the Company with effect from 18 April 2016.

Andy will join from notonthehighstreet.com, where he has been Chief Commercial & Financial Officer for the last three years. He previously spent five years at Betfair Plc where he held Commercial and Financial roles and lastminute.com where he was UK Finance Director.

Andy has a proven ability to execute different multi-brand, multi-channel business models across the digital and technology sectors. He will join ZPG's recently strengthened senior leadership team, which includes Paul Whitehead as the newly appointed Group Strategy Director. Paul was most recently Chief Commercial Officer at uSwitch and was previously Head of Corporate and Business Development at Channel 4 for six years.

Mike Evans, Chairman of Zoopla Property Group Plc, said:"The Board is delighted to welcome Andy to Zoopla Property Group. He brings with him a wealth of highly relevant experience in tech businesses and demonstrable success in leading financial teams and business units during periods of high-growth."

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla Property Group Plc said, "I am very much looking forward to working closely with Andy and Paul as we continue to deliver on our strategy. There is much to play for and I am confident that they will both play key leadership roles in helping to achieve our mission to become the consumer champion at the heart of the home."

Andy Botha said, "I am passionate about working with great teams and have always admired Zoopla Property Group as an innovative, agile and successful company with huge growth potential. I am excited by the opportunity of working with Alex and the rest of his team to help ensure the Group's continued future success."

No further details are required to be disclosed under LSE Listing Rule 9.6.13.

The Group will publish its next scheduled trading update with the AGM on the 25 February.


For further information, please contact:

Zoopla Property Group Plc

Lawrence Hall, Head of Communications lawrence.hall@zpg.co.uk/ 020 7620 4618/ 07890 078 945

Rachael Malcolm, Head of Investor Relations rachael.malcolm@zpg.co.uk/ 020 7620 4790/ 07774 671 082


James Isola, Partner jisola@maitland.co.uk / 020 7379 5151

Notes to Editors

About Zoopla Property Group (www.zpg.co.uk)

Zoopla Property Group Plc (LSE:ZPLA) (ZPG) is a digital media and lead generation platform that owns and operates some of the UK's most widely recognised and trusted digital consumer brands including Zoopla, uSwitch and PrimeLocation. Our mission is to be the most useful resource for consumers when finding, moving or managing their home and the most effective marketing channel for related business partners.

We help consumers make smarter decisions. Each of our brands has a distinct market position attracting a unique audience allowing us to deliver unrivalled exposure and leads for our partners. Our websites and mobile apps attract over 550 million visits per year and generate over four million leads per month for our partners.

Zoopla is the UK's most comprehensive property website, empowering consumers to make smarter property decisions, by helping them to research the market and find their next home by combining hundreds of thousands of property listings with market data and local information.

uSwitch is the UK's leading comparison website and lead generation engine for home services switching, helping consumers to find the best deal and save money on their gas, electricity, broadband, TV, phone and personal finance products. In 2014, uSwitch saved UK consumers over 112m on their energy bills alone.

PrimeLocation is one of the UK's leading property websites, helping house-hunters in the middle and upper tiers of the market explore and find their dream home from the top estate and letting agents.

Zoopla Property Group Plc was founded in 2007 and has a highly-experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman.

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