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Non-Executive Director Appointment

10 August 2018

STM Group Plc (AIM: STM), the cross border financial services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Kettleborough as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.

Graham is a highly experienced financial services professional and is well known in the life and pensions sector, having been Chief Executive Officer of Chesnara Plc, a London Stock Exchange listed business, during the period from 2004 to 2014. Graham was instrumental in building the life and pensions consolidator into a respected sector performer, delivering significant shareholder value. In addition, he has strong experience in corporate governance, acquisitions and business transformation activities.

In addition to the above appointment, the Board is in the final stages of appointing a new Chairman and looks forward to updating the market in due course.

Commenting on the Board appointment Robin Ellison, interim chairman, said: "I am very pleased to welcome Graham to the Board and look forward to his contribution given his extensive experience and knowledge of both the life assurance and pensions sectors.

"Graham's appointment comes at an exciting time for the business, with plans for both a diversification of our product range as well as seeking opportunistic acquisitions. Invariably his depth of experience will also ensure that STM continues to build on its corporate governance and regulatory framework."

Graham Kettleborough added: "I am excited to be joining STM at a time when opportunities appear to be abundant. STM has demonstrated its ability to be innovative and resilient when faced with rapid changes to its marketplace, and I now hope to bring my experience of growing financial services based businesses into play, to help the existing Board grow the business for both shareholders and stakeholders."

The following details in relation to the appointment of Mr Kettleborough are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) and Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Director's full name: Graham Leslie Kettleborough
Director's age: 61 years


Current directorships Past directorships held within the last five years
Chesnara PLC
Countrywide Assured PLC
Countrywide Assured Trustee Company Limited
Countrywide Assured Life Holdings Limited
Protection Life Company Limited
Countrywide Assured Services Limited
Bettie Ralph Limited


Graham has no shareholding in the Company.

The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.


For further information, please contact:

STM Group Plc
Alan Kentish, Chief Executive Officer Via Walbrook PR
Therese Neish, Chief Financial Officer
Matt Goode / Emily Watts - Corporate Finance Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 0500
Tim Redfern / Richard Chambers - Corporate Broking
Tom Cooper / Paul Vann Tel: +44 (0) 20 7933 8780
Mob: +44 (0) 797 122 1972
[email protected]


Notes to editors:

STM is a multi jurisdictional financial services group which is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Group specialises in the delivery of a wide range of financial service products to professional intermediaries and the administration of assets for international clients in relation to retirement, estate and succession planning and wealth structuring.

Today, STM has operations in the UK, Gibraltar, Malta, Jersey and Spain. The Group is looking to expand through the development of additional products and services that its ever more sophisticated clients demand. STM has developed a specialist international pensions division which specialises in Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS), Qualifying Non UK Pension Schemes (QNUPS). STM also has two Gibraltar Life Assurance Companies which provide life insurance bonds - wrappers in which a variety of investments, including investment funds, can be held.

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