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Digitalbox PLC
02 July 2021

2 July 2021

Digitalbox plc

("Digitalbox" or the "Company")


Directorate Change


Digitalbox plc (AIM: DBOX), the mobile-first digital media business, which owns Entertainment Daily, The Daily Mash and The Tab, has made changes to its Board.


Matthew Armitage is stepping down from his temporary position as Non-Executive Director, and the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Machray to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.


Phil brings more than 25 years of experience in the media industry to the Company, having held numerous senior leadership positions at executive and Board levels. Since 2004, Phil has worked for Reach Plc (formerly Trinity Mirror plc), the largest commercial, national and regional news publisher in the UK, as Director of Corporate Development, Chief Operating Officer of Regionals, and Managing Director of Digital Marketing Services.


Phil managed the integration of The Hotgroup Plc into the Trinity Mirror Group in 2005 following its acquisition. He later acted as a non-executive on the boards of several digital and growth joint venture companies. Prior to this, Phil worked for Deloitte LLP as a Director in Assurance & Advisory.


Marcus Rich, Chairman, Digitalbox, said: "I would like to thank Matt for his help during the short period I have been Chairman. His support and PLC experience during a time of board transition has been hugely valuable.  I would also like to welcome Phil, whose proven media industry track record and extensive M&A experience will be invaluable as we continue to execute our buy and build strategy, taking advantage of opportunities in the changing media landscape. We look forward to working with him as we focus on delivering our strategy."


The following details in relation to the appointment of Mr Philip James Machray, aged 50, are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:

Current directorships:

Past directorships held within the last five years:


Brand Events TM Limited

Funfui Limited

Gourmet Picture Company Limited

Homerenter Limited

Independent Star Limited

Keswick Mountain Festival Limited

Pools Gaming Limited

Pub In The Park Limited


There are no other disclosures required pursuant to Rule 17 or Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.








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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 Daily Mash", and "The Tab". 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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