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Laird PLC
11 October 2016

LAIRD PLC (the "Company")

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Laird PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Dangerfield as its new Chief Financial Officer. He will take up his new role and join the Board as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 17 October 2016.  Kevin succeeds Tony Quinlan who was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 5 September 2016.

Kevin has spent sixteen years at Morgan Advanced Materials plc, almost ten of which as Chief Financial Officer, and ultimately for a short period as Interim Chief Executive.  He is a highly experienced CFO with a considerable depth of knowledge and understanding of complex global manufacturing operations; a very good fit for Laird.  He is a qualified chartered accountant and a non-executive director of E2V Technologies PLC where he is chairman of the audit committee.

Tony Quinlan, CEO of the Company, said:

"I am delighted that Kevin will be joining the team.  He is a strong, commercial CFO with broad exposure to a complex global manufacturing business; very relevant experience for Laird.  Kevin will complement well the strong leadership team already in place."

Dr Martin Read, Chairman of the Company said:

"Kevin's extensive experience as CFO of a geographically diverse technology business is an excellent fit for Laird and we welcome him to our Board."  

Other than stated in this announcement, there are no other disclosures required pursuant to Rule 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.

J G du Plessis

General Counsel and Company Secretary




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