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Directorate Change

Released 07:00 02-Jul-2013

RNS Number : 3441I
Anite PLC
02 July 2013

2 July 2013

Anite PLC

Directorate Change

Appointment of Additional Non-Executive Director

Anite plc ("Anite" or "the Company"), the leading provider of software solutions to the international wireless and leisure travel industries,today announces the appointment of Patrick De Smedt as an additional  Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from the close of its Annual General Meeting on 26 September 2013.

Patrick, a Belgian citizen, is currently Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Victrex plc and Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Morgan Sindall Group plc. He is also Chairman of Workplace Systems International and Non-Executive Director of Easynet Global Services.  His earlier career included 23 years with Microsoft during which time he founded the Benelux subsidiaries, led the development of its Western European business and became Chairman of Microsoft EMEA.

Patrick will become a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of the Board and will succeed David Hurst-Brown as Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.  David will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director, but as he will reach the ninth anniversary of his appointment on 24 August 2013, he will no longer be considered independent under the rules of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Clay Brendish, Chairman said:

"I would like to welcome Patrick to the Board of Anite.  His extensive international knowledge will complement the existing skills and experiences of the Board.  I look forward to working with him.  I am also delighted that David is remaining on the Board and that we will continue to benefit from his experience and advice."

Information Notified Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13

Patrick De Smedt holds, or has held, the following directorships of publicly quoted companies in the previous five years:

Victrex plc - current directorship

Morgan Sindall Group plc - current directorship

CPP Group plc - resigned November 2012

Option N.V. - resigned March 2010

There are no other details to disclose under Listing Rule 9.6.13


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