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Board Appointment

  • Created on the 20 July, 2020.


(“Arcontech” or the “Company”)

Board appointment

Arcontech (AIM: ARC), the provider of products and services for real-time financial market data processing and trading, is pleased to announce that Geoff Wicks will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. It is anticipated that Mr Wicks will succeed Richard Last as Non-Executive Chairman following the Company’s AGM, expected to be held in September 2020.

Mr Wicks was most recently Chairman of ULS Technology plc, the provider of online technology platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets. Prior to this, he was CEO of Group NBT plc, a specialist in online brand protection and digital asset management, from 2001 until he led the sale of the business to HgCapital in 2011. He remained part of the Group NBT business, now renamed NetNames, as a non-executive director until 2013. Mr Wicks spent much of his earlier career at Reuters, including heading divisions in the UK, France and Nordic regions and latterly was director of corporate communications. Prior to Reuters, Geoff worked in the banking and insurance industries.

The following information regarding the appointment of Geoffrey Alan Wicks (aged 71) is required to be disclosed under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Current directorships and/or partnerships Former directorships and/or partnerships
(within the last five years)
Raggleswood Residents Association Limited Castlecombe Primary School
  ULS Technology plc

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

Arcontech Group plc  
Richard Last, Chairman and Non-Executive Director 07713 214484
Matthew Jeffs, Chief Executive 020 7256 2300
finnCap Ltd (Nomad & Broker)  020 7220 0500
Carl Holmes/Simon Hicks (corporate finance) Camille Gochez (ECM)  
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