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Primary Health Properties PLC
14 March 2019



14 March 2019

Primary Health Properties PLC

("PHP" or the "Company")


Board Changes


As referred to in the announcement on 24 January 2019 in relation to the proposed recommended all-share merger of PHP and MedicX and further to the completion of the Merger announced earlier today by MedicX and PHP, PHP is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Mahy and Laure Duhot to the Board. Helen Mahy joins the Board as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and Laure Duhot joins as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Adviser Engagement Committee. As also announced on 24 January, Nick Wiles and Geraldine Kennell have today stepped down from the Board.


Helen Mahy CBE was appointed to the MedicX Board in April 2017 and served as chairman from February 2018 until completion of the merger with PHP on 14 March 2019. She is Chairman of The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited, a FTSE 250 investment company, and is a Non-Executive Director of SSE plc and Bonheur ASA, a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. She was formerly Company Secretary and General Counsel of National Grid plc until she retired in 2013 and is also an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.


Laure Duhot was appointed to the MedicX Board in September 2017 until completion of the merger with PHP on 14 March 2019.  Over the past two years Laure Duhot has been acting as a senior adviser for a number of property firms and fund managers across Europe, providing strategic advice and transaction support, with a focus on alternative real estate. She has recently been appointed by Lendlease as Head of Investment and Capital Markets - Europe and will take up her new responsibilities at the end of April. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of InLand Homes plc, MIC Limited and The Guinness Partnership. Until the end of September 2016 she was also a Managing Director at Grainger plc.


There are no other details to disclose under Listing Rule 9.6.13 in respect of the appointment of Helen Mahy or Laure Duhot.


Steven Owen, Chairman, commented:


"We are very pleased to welcome Helen and Laure to the Board at what is an exciting time for the PHP. They bring with them deep knowledge and experience from both property and investment companies and I am confident that our Board will have the skill, diversity and culture to drive the enlarged business forward, establishing a leading position in the FTSE 250 real estate sector. I look forward to working with them both as we move into the next stage of the Company's development.


On behalf of the Board, I would like to re-iterate our thanks to Nick and Geraldine for their commitment and support over the past three years, their contribution to and support for the Merger, and to wish them all the best for the future."


Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the combined circular and prospectus published by the Company on 8 February 2019.


For further information contact:



+44(0) 20 7451 7050

Steven Owen, Chairman

Harry Hyman, Managing Director

Richard Howell, Finance Director

Buchanan (Public Relations Adviser to PHP)

+44(0) 207 7466 5000   

David Rydell

Stephanie Watson

Tilly Abraham


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