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Directorate Change 18 June 2013

18th June 2013

RNS Number : 2416H
Dart Group PLC
18 June 2013
 



18 June 2013

 

Dart Group PLC ("Dart Group" or the "Company")

 

Board Changes

 

Dart Group PLC the Leisure Airline, Package Holidays and Distribution & Logistics Group wishes to announce that Stephen Heapy, Chief Executive Officer - Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, and Gary Brown, Group Chief Financial Officer, are to join the board of directors of the Company (the "Board") as executive directors with immediate effect.

 

Stephen Heapy has been with Dart Group since 2009 and is the CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays. He has extensive experience in the travel industry having held roles with My Travel PLC, Thomas Cook and Libra Holidays. Stephen is a Fellow of the Institute for Travel and Tourism.

 

Gary Brown has been appointed to the Board as Group CFO. Gary has significant experience in the retail and consumer goods sectors, both with smaller companies and larger organisations, including J Sainsbury PLC, Matalan PLC and Instore PLC. Prior to joining Dart Group, Gary was Global CFO of Umbro PLC and subsequently, following the sale of the Umbro business to Nike Inc., Umbro International Limited. Gary is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

 

The Company also announces that Trevor Crowley, senior independent non-executive director, and Brian Templar, independent non-executive director, have resigned from the Board with immediate effect. Mark Laurence, who joined the Company as a non-executive director in May 2009, remains on the Board. The Company will appoint a further non-executive director in due course.

 

Philip Meeson, Chairman and Chief Executive, commented:

 

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our gratitude to Trevor and Brian for their long and valuable contribution and commitment to our growth and development and to wish them well in their future ventures. I would like to welcome both Stephen Heapy, who has led the expansion of our holiday business, and Gary Brown, who brings with him a wealth of financial experience in the consumer environment, to the board of directors of the Company. I look forward to working with Stephen, Gary and Mark as we continue to grow the Company."

 

Disclosures under Schedule 2(g) of AIM Rules for Stephen Heapy are as follows:

 

Full name and age: Stephen Paul Heapy, age 44

 

Current Directorships

Past Directorships within the last five years

Bourne Aviation Supply Limited

Deltec Aviation Services Limited

Jet2 Limited

Jet2 Transport Services Limited

Jet2.com Limited

Jet2Holidays Limited

None

 

All the companies set out above are subsidiaries of Dart Group PLC.

 

There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of AIM Rules in respect of Stephen Heapy.

 

On his appointment, Mr Heapy has a beneficial interest in a total of 15,136 ordinary shares in the Company ("Ordinary Shares"), representing 0.01 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital.  He also has options over a further 160,000 Ordinary Shares.

 

Disclosures under Schedule 2(g) of AIM Rules for Gary Brown are as follows:

 

Full name and age: Gary James Brown, age 47

 

Current Directorships

Past Directorships within the last five years

Fowler Welch-Coolchain Limited

Fowler Welch (Containers) Limited

Jet2.com Limited

Jet2Holidays Limited

Jet2 Transport Services Limited

PMG International Limited

PNH Asia Limited

Umbro Asia Sourcing Limited

Umbro Finance Limited

Umbro Hong Kong Limited

Umbro International Holdings Limited

Umbro International Limited

Umbro JV Limited

Umbro Licensing Limited

Umbro Limited

Umbro Schweiz Limited

Umbro Sportswear Limited

Umbro Worldwide Limited

Umbro.com Limited

 

There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of AIM Rules in respect of Gary Brown.

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Dart Group PLC


Philip Meeson


Group Chairman and Chief Executive

Mobile: 07785 258 666



Andy Pedrette / Siobhan Sergeant


Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance Limited

020 7131 4000



Peter Stewart / Mark Whitmore


Canaccord Genuity Limited

020 7523 8000

 

ENDS

 

 

 

 


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