Nanoco Group PLC

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer and Grant of Options

Published on 9/8/2010

Nanoco Group plc (AIM: NANO), a world leader in the development and manufacture of quantum dots and other nanomaterials, announces the appointment of Colin Meadows White as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Colin, a highly experienced financial executive, will also join the Company’s Board.

Colin, age 48, is a chartered accountant with international experience of publicly quoted companies in the manufacturing, technology and professional services sectors. He was most recently the group finance director of Driver Group plc, having been appointed in 2007. He has also held senior positions at Scapa Group plc and TI Group plc. Colin was at TI Group plc, prior to its acquisition by Smiths Group plc, for almost 10 years. During this time he held positions including finance director of the Dowty Aerospace Division, finance controller of Dowty North America and group investor relations manager.

Colin begins the full-time role of Chief Financial Officer at Nanoco with immediate effect. Michael Bretherton, Nanoco’s outgoing part-time Chief Financial Officer, will remain on Nanoco’s Board as a non-executive director. Peter Rowley, Nanoco’s Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Colin White to Nanoco as Chief Financial Officer. His breadth of financial experience, including his track record in technology, manufacturing and investor relations, will be of great value to the future development of the Company. “I would like to acknowledge Michael Bretherton’s major contribution to the Company as part-time Chief Financial Officer and look forward to his on-going counsel on Nanoco’s Board.”

Colin White has held directorships or partnerships in the five years preceding his appointment at Nanoco as follows:

  • Driver Group plc
  • Driver Project Services Limited
  • Driver Consult Limited
  • North Gate Executive Search Limited
  • Lindsay and Williams Limited
  • Porritts and Spencer Limited
  • Scapa Group plc
  • Scapa Denver (North) Limited
  • Scapa Denver (South) Limited

There are no other matters to be disclosed in relation to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) and (i) of the AIM Rules.

In addition, Nanoco also announces that it has granted Colin White, Chief Financial Officer, 450,000 share options (“Options”) over ordinary shares. The shares were granted on 9 August 2010 based on the previous 5 working days average closing price and are exerciseable after a period of three years.