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6 December 2017
AFC Energy PLC
("AFC Energy" or the "Company")
AFC Energy (AIM: AFC), the industrial fuel cell power company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Mangion as a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with immediate effect.
Joe Mangion, a Chartered Accountant, will bring to the Board over 20 years of operational experience within the environmental services and renewable energy sectors, including five years as an institutional investor and over five years as an independent consultant. Joe was previously the CEO of Swiss listed Leclanché, S.A. - a developer and producer of large format lithium-ion energy storage and energy management systems, Chairman of Solel Solar Systems Ltd., a private equity backed solar company, and a board member of Airtricity Plc., a private equity backed wind developer. Joe also acted as Group Finance Director of Veolia UK and has executed over $10 billion of M&A and capital markets transactions.
Tim Yeo and Mitchell Field, both long-serving members of the Board of AFC Energy, are stepping down as Non-executive Directors.
John Rennocks, Non-executive Chairman of the Company, commented: "Joe's experience of the storage sector, both operationally and as an investor, is invaluable to AFC Energy as we navigate this transformative period in the Company's history and I would like to extend a warm welcome to Joe as he joins our Board. We look forward to gaining from Joe's contributions to the oversight and governance of our Board and drawing on his expertise.
Tim Yeo served as AFC Energy's Chairman for over a decade and proved invaluable throughout that period of the Company's growth. I would like to express my gratitude to Tim for his assistance and advice over the past few months, and on behalf of the whole team at AFC Energy, we would like to wish Tim all the best for the future.
I would also like to thank Mitchell Field for his valuable contributions to the Company since he joined our Board in 2008. Mitchell has seen AFC Energy through a period of significant change and we would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours."
Pursuant to Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies the following is disclosed in relation to Joseph Bernard Mangion:
Current Directorships and Partnerships:
Talisman Partners & Associates Limited
Parkwood Holdings Limited
Talisman Infrastructure International Limited
Past Directorships and Partnerships held in the previous five years:
Talisman Partners LLP
Renergya Finance LLP
Renergya Holdings Limited
Renergya Investment Management Limited
Joe does not currently hold any shares in, or options over shares in, the capital of the Company.
For further information, please contact:
AFC Energy plc
Adam Bond (Chief Executive Officer)
Richard Tuffill (Chief Financial Officer)
+44 (0) 20 3697 1209
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe - Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker
+44 (0) 20 7894 7000
M C Peat & Co LLP - Joint Broker
+44 (0) 20 7104 2334
Lionsgate Communications - Public Relations
+44 (0) 20 3697 1209
About AFC Energy
AFC Energy plc has developed and successfully operated an alkaline fuel cell system, which converts hydrogen into "clean" electricity. AFC Energy's first project, POWER-UP, demonstrated the world's largest operational alkaline fuel cell system at Air Products' industrial gas plant in Stade, Germany in January 2016. The Company is now looking to build upon an already established pipeline of commercial opportunities and drive the findings from the development phase of the technology into a technically optimised and commercially relevant fuel cell system. For further information, please visit our website: www.afcenergy.com
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