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The People's Operator PLC
22 June 2017

The People's Operator plc

("TPO" or the "Company")

Board Changes

The People's Operator (AIM: TPOP), the cause-based commercial mobile virtual network operator ("MVNO"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Simpson as a Non-Executive Director, subject to confirmation at the next AGM of the Company.

Julia is currently Chief of Staff at International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A., the FTSE 100 and IBEX 35 listed airline company, where she is responsible for global communications, government relations and executive administration and business services. She is a member of the operating Board of both British Airways and Iberia.

Julia was previously Head of Corporate Communications at British Airways and prior to that, she was adviser to the UK Prime Minister on strategic communication issues. She held a number of key communication positions in government and the public sector, including: assistant chief executive at the London Borough of Camden; and head of communications at the Communication Workers Union. She started her career as a journalist. She is a graduate of Warwick University in Spanish and European Studies.

Julia Simpson commented:

"I am delighted to join the Board of The People's Operator. This company is unique - offering customers an opportunity of supporting good causes while using their phone. TPO is a pioneering model of 'crowd giving'. Make a call, make a change. It is a privilege to be part of TPO. I look forward to contributing to the successful development of this brand."


TPO also announces that it has been agreed with Marisa Cassoni and Christian Hernandez Gallardo that they will step down from the Board either prior to or on completion of the terms of their contracts on 31 October 2017.


For further information


The People's Operator plc

Nick Dashwood Brown, Head of Investor Relations


07710 511259

finnCap Ltd

Stuart Andrews / Simon Hicks


020 7220 0500


The following information regarding Julia Elizabeth Simpson, aged 59, is disclosed under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Current directorships and/or partnerships

Former directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years)

British Airways Plc

Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. Operadora, Sociedad Unipersonal


As at the date of this announcement, Mrs Simpson is not beneficially interested in any Ordinary Shares in the Company.


There are no other disclosures that are required to be announced under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


The information communicated in this announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.


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