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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 NME.com 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


EX TRL 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.

 

Enquiries:

Digitalbox

c/o SECNewgate

James Carter, CEO




WH Ireland (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)

Tel: 0117 945 3470

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




SECNewgate

Tel: +44(0)7540 106 366

Robin Tozer / Isabelle Smurfit (Financial PR)

digitalbox@secnewgate.co.uk

 

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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