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Sepura PLC
14 September 2016

14 September 2016




Board Update


Sepura PLC (LSE: SEPU, "the Group"), a leading global provider of critical communications solutions, has been notified by Gordon Watling, its Chief Executive Officer, that he has received medical advice to take an immediate and extended period of absence, in order to recover fully from injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the year.


Richard Smith, Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect in addition to his existing responsibilities.


The Board will now assess the implications for senior management capacity and responsibilities.


Russell King, Chairman


"We wish Gordon a full and speedy recovery and entirely understand the need for him to take an extended period of absence."



For information please contact:


Sepura plc

Russell King, Chairman


+44 (0) 1223 876000

Instinctif Partners

Adrian Duffield/Chantal Woolcock

+44 (0) 20 7457 2020



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Notes to Editors:

Sepura is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of digital radios, infrastructure and applications for Professional Mobile Radio ("PMR") users, providing specialist solutions for the public safety, transportation, oil and gas, mining, utilities, industrial and other commercial sectors.


Founded in the UK in 2002, Sepura has expanded rapidly across the world and is now a market leader in over 30 countries, with a network of regional partners that sell, and provide local support for, its market-leading products. Sepura's proven track record of focussing on exciting high growth opportunities, product innovation and delivering quality and customer service was recognised in April 2015 with the award of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade.


Headquartered in Cambridge, England and with over 700 employees, Sepura was admitted to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange on 3 August 2007.


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