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Digitalbox PLC
18 February 2021

18th February 2021

Digitalbox plc

("Digitalbox" or "the Company")


Director appointment


Digitalbox plc (AIM: DBOX), the mobile-first digital media business, which owns Entertainment Daily, The Daily Mash and The Tab, announces that Mr Matthew Armitage has been appointed as a temporary Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Mr Armitage brings a wealth of experience to the board: his work as both CFO and more recently CEO of St Ives PLC (now Kin and Carta plc) equips him well to perform roles including the Chair of our audit committee for the upcoming 2020 full year results audit cycle.


Commenting on the appointment of Mr Armitage, James Carter, CEO, said: "We are pleased to add Matt's experience to the board as we focus on continuing our growth. His knowledge of financial operating models in the public market will be a huge asset to our continuing operations".

The following details in relation to the appointment of Mr Matthew Robert Armitage, aged 52, are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:


Current directorships:

Past directorships held within the last five years:


Amaze (Europe) Limited

Amaze (Holdings) Limited

Amaze Communication Services (Holdings) Limited

Amaze Communication Services Limited

Amaze Limited

Amaze Technology Limited

Branded3 Search Ltd

Edit Agency Limited

Fripp, Sandeman And Partners Limited

Incite Marketing Planning Limited

Kin + Carta Limited

Kin And Carta Advise Europe Limited

Kin And Carta Connect Europe Limited

Kin And Carta Create Europe Limited

Kin And Carta Former Holdco Limited

Kin And Carta Group Limited

Kin And Carta Partnerships Limited

Kin And Carta Plc

Occam DM Limited

Okana Systems Limited

Pollen Health Limited

Pragma Consulting Limited

Realise Holdings Limited

Response One Holdings Limited

St Ives Burnley Limited

The Health Hive Group Limited

The Health Hive Limited

Ebee Limited

Relish Agency Limited

Paragon Customer Communications (Finsbury Circus) Limited

Clays Ltd

Flare Limited

SGL Realisations Limited

SP Group Limited

Tactical Solutions UK Ltd


While a director of Kin and Carta plc, a number its group companies of which Mr Armitage was a director were sold. Of these, Global MP Ltd, SGL Realisations and SP Group Ltd were subsequently placed into administration within 12 months of Mr Armitage ceasing to be as a director.

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




c/o Newgate Communications

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

Newgate Communications

Tel: 020 3757 6880

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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