RNS: Directorate Change

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Synectics plc (AIM: SNX), a leader in the design, integration, control and management of advanced surveillance technology and networked security systems, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michael Butler as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Mr Butler has over 30 years of successful commercial experience in well known, high technology businesses. He began his career in 1983 at 3M plc before he left to join BT Group plc in 1988, where he became an account director. Following BT Group plc, Mr Butler joined MCI WorldCom and was appointed managing director of its UK operations company in 1998. From May 2000 to April 2009, Mr Butler served as the managing director, then president & chief operating officer and an executive board director of Inmarsat plc, a FTSE 100 company. 

In September 2010 Mr Butler was appointed to the board of Addvalue Technologies Limited as an independent director. In April 2012, Mr Butler was appointed to the board of Thuraya Telecommunications Company as an independent director. He is also non-executive chairman of Broadband Satellite Services Limited and has also served as a non-executive director of GeoReach Global Limited.

David Coghlan, Chairman of Synectics commented: “I am delighted to announce Michael's appointment as a Non-Executive Director of the Company and to welcome him to the Board. He has an impressive industry and business background, including international experience, with the combination of skills necessary to strengthen the Company and we look forward to working closely with him.”

For further information, please contact:

Synectics plc
David Coghlan, Chairman
Tel: +44 (0) 1527 850 080

Stockdale Securities Limited
Tom Griffiths / Henry Willcocks
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7601 6100 

Media enquiries: 
Mark Court / Sophie Cowles / Jane Glover
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000


Appendix - AIM Rule 17  

Save for the information set out below, there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17, Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment of Michael John Butler, aged 52. Mr Butler does not hold an interest in the Company's share capital.

Current Directorships
Addvalue Technologies Limited

Past Directorship
GeoReach Global Limited



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