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SQS Software Quality Systems AG
06 September 2016

06 September 2016



SQS Software Quality Systems AG

("SQS", the "Company" or the "Group")


Board Appointment


SQS Software Quality Systems AG (AIM: SQS.L), the leading global specialist in end-to-end software and business process quality solutions, is pleased to announce that it has today appointed Martin Hodgson as an Executive Director to the Board, responsible for the newly defined global Management Consulting practice (formerly Specialist Consulting Services).

Martin is an Engineering graduate from Cambridge University, and was CEO of US-based management consultancy Pcubed. Prior to this, Martin held senior management positions in a number of IT businesses. 

To closer reflect the business activities undertaken, Management Consulting will encompass the previously named Specialist Consulting and will focus on IT Portfolio Program and Project Management, Business & Enterprise Architecture, Process Modelling and Business Analysis for our clients.

This Main Board appointment will support the Management's strategic goal to become the global leader in end-to-end digital process quality assurance.

In relation to the appointment of Martin Hodgson to the Board of Directors, SQS confirms that there is nothing further to disclose in relation to his appointment under AIM Rule 17 or Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, save as required and disclosed in this announcement:


Full name:

Martin Hodgson


56 years old

Current directorships:

Change Advisors Limited

Prospect House (Hallsands) Management Company Limited

Directorships in the last 5 years:

Program Planning Professionals Inc

Program Planning Professionals Limited

Program Planning Professionals PTY LTD


Martin Hodgson holds no Ordinary Shares in the Company.





SQS Software Quality Systems AG

Tel. +49 (0) 2203 91 54 0

Diederik Vos, Chief Executive Officer

Rene Gawron, Chief Financial Officer


Numis Securities - Nomad and Joint Broker

Tel +44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Simon Willis / Jamie Lillywhite / Mark Lander

Stockdale Securities - Joint Broker

Tel. +44 (0) 20 7601 6100

Robert Finlay / Antonio Bossi


FTI Consulting - Financial Media and Investor Relations

Tel. +44 (0)20 3727 1000

Matt Dixon / Dwight Burden

[email protected]




About SQS

SQS is the leading global specialist in in end-to-end software and business process quality solutions. This position stems from over 30 years of successful consultancy operations. SQS consultants provide solutions for all aspects of quality throughout the whole software product lifecycle driven by a standardised methodology, offshore automation processes and deep domain knowledge in various industries. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company now employs approximately 4,600 staff. SQS has offices in Germany, UK, US, Australia, Austria, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and UAE. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2015, SQS generated revenues of €320.7 million.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. In addition, SQS shares are also traded on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

With over 10,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies.

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