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Board Appointment

Released 07:00 04-Oct-2016

RNS Number : 5520L
Stanley Gibbons Group PLC
04 October 2016


(the "Company" or the "Group")

Board Appointment

The Stanley Gibbons Group Plc (AIM:SGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Castro as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and Chairman designate of the Audit Committee, with immediate effect.

Louis has over 30 years' experience in accounting and corporate finance both in the UK and overseas. Most recently he has been the Chief Financial Officer at Eland Oil & Gas, a publicly quoted company where he was one of two executive directors. Previously he was the Managing Director of Northland Capital Partners in London and before this he was Head of Corporate Finance at Matrix Corporate Capital and at Insinger de Beaufort. He started his career by qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC).

Louis has widespread international experience having advised the Boards of companies worldwide including companies in the retail sector. He has led on numerous public listings and has been a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee at Eland Oil & Gas and at Pan European Terminals.

Mr Castro is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He graduated in 1980 from Birmingham University with a BSc & BComm (Hons) in Engineering Production & Economics.

The following information regarding the appointment of Louis Emmanuel Castro, aged 58, 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):

Hollingsworth Minerals Inc.

Eland Oil & Gas plc

Northland  Capital Partners Limited

At the date of this announcement, Mr Castro does not have any beneficial interest in the ordinary shares of the Group.

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

For further information, contact:

The Stanley Gibbons Group plc

Harry Wilson

Andrew Cook


+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



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