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Digitalbox PLC
03 February 2021

3 February 2021

Digitalbox plc

("Digitalbox" or "the Company")


New Chairman appointment


Digitalbox plc (AIM: DBOX), the mobile-first digital media business, which owns Entertainment Daily, The Daily Mash and The Tab, announces that following Robin Miller's decision to step down in October, Marcus Rich has been appointed as Chairman of the Company's Board with effect from 17th February 2021.

Having held senior media positions across the globe throughout his career, Rich brings a wealth of experience to the board. Most recently he was Chief Executive of TI Media - one of the UK's largest and most respected media groups - leading the sale of to Bandlab Technologies and ultimately overseeing the company's successful sale to Future plc.

Commenting on the appointment, James Carter, CEO, said: "I very much look forward to working with Marcus as we continue to build our business through further acquisitions and diversification. The media market is responding well to our approach and I have absolute confidence that with Marcus's assistance and his experience working for leading media organisations Bauer Media, Daily Mail and General Trust and TI Media, we can steer the best possible course during these times of intense innovation and growth."

Marcus Rich said: "I've been hugely impressed by the progress Digitalbox has made in a few short years. Having grown the audience base to over 14 million unique monthly users, I'm excited to be getting involved with the team to help deliver and accelerate their plans."

The following details in relation to the appointment of Mr Marcus Alvin Rich, aged 61, are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:

Current directorships:

Past directorships held within the last five years:

Perfect Storm Limited.

Professional Publishers Association Ltd

Sapphire Midco Ltd

Sapphire Bidco Ltd

Sapphire Holdco Ltd

Sapphire Topco Ltd

Time Inc (UK) Property Investments Ltd

International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd

Mareve Ltd

Evarn Ltd

IPC Magazines (Overseas) Ltd

Marketforce (UK) Ltd

New Musical Express Ltd

Chat Publications Ltd

Independent Television Publications Ltd

Mousebreaker Ltd

W.H. & L. Collingridge Ltd

Odhams Press Ltd

Magazine Publishing Co Ltd

Options Magazine Ltd

The Essentials Publishing Co Ltd

IPC Holdings Ltd

Portrait Magazine Ltd

Independent Television Books Ltd

George Newnes Ltd

The Yachting Monthly Ltd

Persuasion Ltd

Collection & Litigation Services International Ltd

C Arthur Pearson Ltd

Country Life Ltd

Magazine Publishing Holdings Ltd

European Magazines Ltd

TI Media Ltd


UK Cycling Events Ltd

Collective Europe

Publishers Audience Measurement Co Ltd

TI Magazines Europe Ltd

T1M Media Ltd

TI Atlantic Europe Holdings Ltd

TI European Holdings Ltd

T1M Magazines Ltd

Decanter Magazine Ltd

Link House Magazines Ltd

Boating Publications Ltd

Prestige Magazines Ltd

LH Media Ltd

TI Magazines (UK) Ltd

T1M Holdings (UK) Ltd

T1M Group Ltd

TI UK Publishing Holdings Ltd

Feedback Publications Ltd

TI Magazines Holdings Ltd

International Publishing Corporation Ltd


There are no other disclosures required pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.




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James Carter, CEO

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Mike Coe / Chris Savidge

Panmure Gordon (Financial Adviser & Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7886 2500

Alina Vaskina / Sandy Clark (Corporate Advisory)

Erik Anderson / Rupert Dearden (Corporate Broking)

Alvarium Capital Partners (Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7195 1400

Alex Davies / Hugh Kingsmill Moore


Tel: +44(0)7540 106 366

Robin Tozer / Isabelle Smurfit (Financial PR)


About Digitalbox plc


Based in Bath, UK, Digitalbox is a 'pure-play' digital media business with the aim of profitable publishing at scale on mobile platforms.


Digitalbox operates three trading brands, "Entertainment Daily", "The Tab" and "The Daily Mash". Entertainment Daily produces and publishes online UK entertainment news covering TV, showbiz and celebrity news. The Daily Mash produces and publishes satirical news content. The Tab is the UK's biggest youth culture site fuelled by students.


Digitalbox generates revenue from the sale of advertising in and around the content it publishes. The Group's optimisation for mobile enables it to achieve revenues per session significantly ahead of market norms for publishers on mobile.




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