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Directorate Change



(“GBG”, the “Group” or the “Company”)

Directorate Change

GBG (AIM: GBG), the identity data intelligence specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Catchpole as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 September 2017.

The Board also announces that Dick Linford, who has served as a Non-Executive Director of the Company since November 2006 will be standing down with effect from 30 November 2017. Upon his retirement his duties as Audit Committee Chairman and Senor Independent Director will transfer to Liz.

Liz, a chartered certified accountant, is currently an independent Non-Executive director and the Audit Committee Chair of both Be Living Holdings (formerly Willmott Residential) and Investec Wealth & Investment. She has over 20 years of executive Board level experience gained primarily in the insurance, business services and property sectors. Liz has also held Non-Executive positions at, Bournemouth Water and The University of Law. Her career started in insurance with a subsidiary of GE Capital where she worked for almost seventeen years. She also holds an MBA from Cranfield University.

Commenting on today's announcement, David Rasche, GBG’s Chairman said:

"I am very pleased to welcome Liz to GBG as a Non-Executive Director. Her broad range of skills, knowledge and experience will complement the existing competencies on the Board. We very much look forward to her input and insight as the Company undertakes it next stage of growth and development.

On behalf of the Board I want to thank Dick for his very significant contribution during his ten plus years at GBG. His tenure has been at a pivotal period of GBG’s evolution and throughout this period his involvement, support and wise counsel has been much valued. His stewardship of the Audit and Risk Committee has ensured that the Company has achieved and maintained high standards of governance to the benefit of shareholders. We wish him all the very best for the future."

Additional Information

In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules, Elizabeth Margaret Catchpole (aged 52) holds or has held in the past 5 years the following directorships and partnerships:

Be Living Holdings Limited
Investec Wealth & Investment Limited

Gladedale (North East Scotland) Limited (SC033223)
Gladedale (Central Scotland) Limited (SC055639)

Portland Gaming (Holdings) PLC (10226370)
Bournemouth Water Investments Limited (05321147)
Bournemouth Water Limited (02924312)
The University of Law Limited (07933838)
Avant Homes Holdings Limited (08114978)
Ben Bailey Limited (00405045)
Gladedale (Commercial) Limited (06065044)
Avant Estates Limited (04113703)
Avant Homes (Commercial) Limited (02443898)
Gladedale (East Anglia) Limited (03394337)
Avant Homes (East Midlands) Limited (03675469)
Gladedale Timber Systems Limited (SC244049)
Glenthistle Homes Limited (SC236134)
Gladedale Partnerships (Scotland) Limited (SC193483)
Livingston Stadia Management Limited (SC160235)
Manor Kingdom Holdings Limited (SC213554)
Manor Kingdom Group Limited (SC268185)
Avant Homes (Scotland MK) Limited (SC121949)
Avant Homes (Lincoln) Limited (03823030)
Avant Homes (Leeds) Limited (03038854)
Gladedsale (South East) Limited (03236114)
Gladedale (Anglia) Limited (03216236)
Avant (Ben Bailey Homes) Limited (03026597)
Furlong Homes Group Limited (02518011)
Furlong Homes Limited (01558415)
Gladedale Executive Homes Limited (02762842)
Avant Homes (Gallions Approach) Limited (04113708)
Gladedale (Home Counties) Limited (02251473)
Avant Homes Limited (03215228)
Rocla Limited (03863474)
Avant Homes (Yorkshire) Limited (04533214)
Gladedale Urban Developments Limited (04113718)
Gladedale Commercial Group Limited (06987878)
Avant Homes Group No.2 Limited (06986776)
Broseley Homes Limited (SC314990)
Avant Homes (No.2) Limited (06987861)
Avant Homes (Scotland) Limited (SC024489)
Gladedale Homes Limited (SC314929)
Taydale (Granton) Limited (SC258109)
Castlegait Homes Limited (SC038429)
Gladedale (North West) Limited (SC039207)
Gladedale (North East England) Limited (SC212975)
Avant Homes (Barlborough) Limited (03675479)
Storey Homes (Lancaster) Limited (04132862)
Gladedale (Surrey) Limited (02978381)
Reland (Rissington) Limited (03198616)
Northcountry Homes Limited (SC314925)
Gladedale Capital Limited (SC048050)
Manor Kingdom Southern Ltd (04113700)
Gladedale (Yorkshire) Limited (02816015)
Country and Metropolitan Homes (Earlswood) Limited (03449629)
Avant Homes (England) Limited (01043597)
Country & Metropolitan Homes (Highlands) Limited (03665237)
Reland (Weedon) Limited (03435816)
Gladedale (Manchester) Limited (04020642)
Gladedale (Eastern) Limited (04113694)
Reland (Leeds) Limited (04113692)
Gladedale Group Limited (04113678)
St James Village Limited (02760151)
Gladedale Homes (Scarborough) Limited (02656702)
Gladedale (Rochester) Limited (03895828)
Bett Homes (Yorkshire) Limited (04113691)
Avant Homes (Sunderland) Limited (03675480)
Quartermile Ventures Limited (SC210170)
Quartermile Estates Limited (SC288158)
Quartermile Developments Limited (SC334580)

There is no further information required to be disclosed in respect of the above appointment pursuant to Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
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For further information, please contact:

Chris Clark, CEO

Dave Wilson, Group Finance Director & Operations Director

01244 657333

Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Richard Kauffer

020 7418 8900

Bob Huxford

Ed Treadwell

020 7653 9850




About GBG

GBG is a global specialist in Identity Data Intelligence. We help organisations make decisions about the customers they serve and the people they employ.

Through our fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust, GBG enables companies and governments to fight fraud and cybercrime, to improve the customer experience and help to protect the more vulnerable people in our society.

Headquartered in Chester (UK) and with people in 17 countries, GBG provides solutions to many of the world's biggest organisations, from established brands like HSBC and Zurich Insurance to disruptive newcomers such as Xpress Money and Stripe.

Find out more about how we use identity intelligently by visiting, following us on Twitter @gbgplc and reading our newsroom:

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