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1Spatial Plc
20 September 2016

20 September 2016



1Spatial plc (AIM: SPA)


("1Spatial", the "Company" or the "Group")


Chairman Appointment


1Spatial plc, the Global Spatial Software and Solutions Company which manages the world's largest spatial data, is pleased to announce that Andrew Roberts has agreed to join 1Spatial as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.


Andrew brings significant experience to 1Spatial from both a technology and equity capital markets perspective.


Mr Roberts led The Innovation Group plc from 2009 until its sale to Carlyle Group in 2016 for £500 million. During this time, the company grew to be a global business providing business services and software solutions. He has also been Chairman of Kewill plc, a leading international supply chain software business, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Civica, a leading UK IT services business and prior to this was Non-Executive Chairman of Vega Group plc until its sale in 2008 to Finmeccanica SPA for £61 million.


Mr Roberts started his career at ICL and then led the management team that turned-around private-equity owned Data Sciences (then a leading BPO business), which was sold to IBM in 1996.



Commenting on the appointment, Marcus Yeoman, Non-Executive Director said:


"I am delighted to welcome Andy to the Board of 1Spatial as Non-Executive Chairman. Andy will bring substantial industry experience at this exciting stage of the 1Spatial's development. Andy's has an exemplary track-record of working with management teams of international companies to deliver significant shareholder value and we look forward to working with Andy to help 1Spatial deliver on its strategy."



Andy Roberts added:


"I am pleased to join 1Spatial, a company I have respected for many years. 1Spatial is at a very exciting stage of its development with technology and IP which has a wide variety of applications across a number of industries internationally. Marcus and Claire have positioned the Company in attractive areas and I look forward to working with them to maximise these significant opportunities"


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For further information, contact:


1Spatial plc

Marcus Hanke/Claire Milverton


Tel: +44 (0)1223 420 414

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Shaun Dobson/ Lauren Kettle


Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000


Dwight Burden/Alex Le May

Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1000


The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Andrew Henry Roberts, 64, is or, within the five years prior to this appointment, has been, a director or partner of the following companies:


Current directorships / partnerships

Previous directorships / partnerships

Logan Attractions Limited

DAV Consultancy Limited

Logan Enterprises Limited

DAV Holdings Limited

Logan Estate Limited

DAV IT Services Limited

Logan Fish Pond Limited

DAV Management Limited

Logan Gardens Limited

The Innovation Group Limited

WRMS (Holdings) Limited

WRMS Limited


Furthermore, Mr Roberts was a director of the following companies at the time of their dissolution, all by way of a creditor's voluntary liquidation.


Wireless Systems International Limited was an entity backed by Deutche Bank private equity which was put into administration in 2002 subsequently dissolved in 2004, following the sale of certain of the assets to a US business. There were no deficiencies to creditors.


Simoco Europe Limited, together with its subsidiary companies Simoco Digital Systems Limited, Cambridge Test & Measurement Services Limited and Mobicom Limited, were owned by Cinven, the European private equity firm and put into administration in 2002 and subsequently dissolved in 2008, following the sale of certain assets of the business. There were no deficiencies to creditors.


Mr Roberts is not holding any ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. No further information is required to be disclosed in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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