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WANdisco Plc
06 October 2016

6 October 2016


WANdisco plc

("WANdisco" or the "Company")


Re-instatement of David Richards


The Board of WANdisco (AIM: WAND) today announces that David Richards has been reappointed to the Board and as Chief Executive Officer of the Company with immediate effect. David will also assume the role of Interim Chairman until such time as a suitable candidate can be appointed.


The Board also intends making further appointments to the Board, with details to follow in due course.


The Company confirms that WANdisco continues to trade in line with the expectations referenced at the time of the Company's Interim Results published in August 2016. There is a good pipeline of bookings and cash costs continue to decline which, combined with the new equity funding secured in June, have enabled WANdisco to remain on a path toward cash flow break-even.



David Richards, CEO of WANdisco, commented:


"I am delighted to be returning to WANdisco with the express backing of approximately 58% of our institutional shareholder base. I have never lost sight of the tremendous opportunities that exist across our business: we have developed a truly world class product portfolio which continues to underpin our strong new business pipeline.


"I look forward to updating the market of our continued strategic progress over the coming months in addition to confirming a number of new Board appointments."



For further information please contact:


WANdisco plc

David Richards, CEO and Interim Chairman

via Vigo Communications

Vigo Communications

+44 (0)207 830 9700

Jeremy Garcia / Fiona Henson / Antonia Pollock

Investec (Joint Broker and NOMAD)

+44 (0)207 597 4000

Christopher Baird / Dominic Emery

UBS (Joint Broker)

Rahul Luthra / Sandip Dhillon

+44 (0)207 567 8000

About WANdisco plc


WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and continuous availability. WANdisco's products are differentiated by the company's patented, active data replication technology, serving crucial continuous availability requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), including Apache Subversion and Git. Fortune Global 1000 companies, including Juniper Networks, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit




As required under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, WANdisco confirms the following; David James Richards (45) has been a director of the following companies:


Current Directorships / partnerships

Previous Directorships / Partnerships

WANdisco plc

WANdisco, Inc

WANdisco International Limited

1Spatial plc

Heffalump Limited




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