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Argo Blockchain PLC - Board Appointment

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Argo Blockchain PLC
21 July 2020
 

PRESS RELEASE

21 July 2020

ARGO BLOCKCHAIN

('Argo' or 'the Company')

Board Appointment

 

Argo, the leading publicly traded cryptocurrency miner (LSE:ARB), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marco D'Attanasio to the Company's board of directors with immediate effect. Dr D'Attanasio has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and brings over 20 years experience in international capital markets, fund management as well as entrepreneurship in the technology sector. He holds a PhD from the University of Parma in Italy in theoretical and mathematical physics.

Dr. D'Attanasio is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Hadron Capital, an investment management firm he co-founded which is based in London. Hadron Capital LLP currently holds 13,548,000 ordinary shares in the Company. Prior to co-founding Hadron Capital, Dr. D'Attanasio served as a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Canada in London and was responsible for the Europe and Asia Relative Value Group, a 10-man proprietary trading unit based in London and Hong Kong.

Peter Wall, chief executive of Argo, said: "We are excited to welcome Marco to the board as an independent director after a rigorous selection process in which he immediately stood out as an exceptional candidate. His broad experience in corporate finance and capital markets will benefit Argo as the company progresses its strategic objective to become one of the largest publicly traded cryptocurrency mining companies."

Marco D'Attanasio, said: "I am delighted to be joining the board of Argo which has positioned itself as one of most efficient publicly-listed cryptominers in the world. I look forward to working with the board and the executive team to build on the company's strong foundations."

The Company would also like to take this opportunity to thank Timothy Le Druillenec, whose departure as a non-executive director took place at the close of the AGM, as announced in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting.

There are no details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules.

 

For further information please contact:

Argo Blockchain


Peter Wall

Chief Executive

via Tancredi +44 203 434 2334

 

 

 

Mirabaud


Corporate Broker

Peter Krens

+44 203 167 7221

Tancredi Communication

Media Relations


Salamander Davoudi

[email protected]

    

 Emma Valgimigli

[email protected]

+44 7957 549 906

 

 

+44 7727 180 873

 

 

 

About Argo:

Argo Blockchain plc is a global leader in cryptocurrency mining with one of the largest and most efficient operations powered by clean energy. The Company is headquartered in London, UK and its shares are listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: ARB.

 

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