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Stanley Gibbons Group PLC  -  SGI   

Directorate Change

Released 07:00 17-May-2016

RNS Number : 4053Y
Stanley Gibbons Group PLC
17 May 2016


(the "Company" or the "Group")

Appointment of Chairman

The Stanley Gibbons Group Plc (AIM:SGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Wilson as a director of the Company on 16th May 2016 and as Chairman-elect. As indicated in the circular to shareholders dated 14th March 2016, it was the intention of Martin Bralsford to "step down as soon as a suitable replacement had been identified". Accordingly, Mr Wilson will take over from Mr Bralsford as Chairman of the Company at the next board meeting and Mr Bralsford intends to step down as a director at or before the publication of the preliminary results statement, expected to be towards the end of June.

Harry Wilson is an experienced public company director and chairman, having been involved with listed companies for over 20 years. He is also a long-time collector of stamps, is well-known within the industry and has a significant knowledge and interest in philately.

The following information regarding the appointment of Henry ("Harry") George Wilson, aged 63, is 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):

Roselea Limited

Eland Oil & Gas Plc

Park Securities Limited

Allville Properties LLP

Roselea Developments Limited

Drumsheugh Gardens LLP

Mardall Securities A Limited

New Town Property Developments LLP

Fairplay Securities Limited

Flow Energy Ltd

Forres Property Developments LLP

Ocean Pakistan Ltd

Insel Developments LLP

Bow Energy Resources (Pakistan) SRL

Xcite Energy Limited

Orient Petroleum (Central Asia) Limited


At the date of this announcement, Mr Wilson holds 2,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company held in the name of Park Securities Ltd for Roselea Ltd.

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

 Martin Bralsford, present Chairman, commented,

"I am very pleased that Harry has agreed to accept the role of Chairman and that we have been able to secure the services of someone with such a comprehensive understanding of our industry and marketplace. I believe that his appointment will be welcomed by our customers and staff alike as they will be reassured that an interest and knowledge of the philatelic market will remain at the core of the business."

Harry Wilson commented,

"I am delighted to be joining the board of Stanley Gibbons and I am excited to be involved in developing the strategy to return the Company and this iconic brand to its rightful pre-eminent position.  I have known and admired Stanley Gibbons for many years and, like all great businesses, its reputation and service is built on the professionalism and integrity of its staff.  I look forward to working with them and our customers in shaping and building the next chapter of this rich legacy."

For further information, contact:

The Stanley Gibbons Group plc

Michael Hall, Chief Executive

Donal Duff, Chief Finance Officer


+44 (0)1534 766 711

finnCap Ltd (Nomad & Broker)

Stuart Andrews / Christopher Raggett (corporate finance)

Tim Redfern / Simon Johnson (corporate broking)


+44 (0)20 7220 0500

Tavistock (Financial PR)

+44 (0)20 7920 3150

Lulu Bridges / Niall Walsh


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