Nanoco Group PLC

Appointment of Manufacturing Director

Published on 26/1/2010

Nanoco Group plc (AIM: NANO), a world leader in the development and manufacture of commercial quantities of quantum dots, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gooda in the newly created position of Manufacturing Director. In this role, he will lead the on-going scale-up of manufacturing and commercial supply of the product.

Mr Gooda is a highly experienced production engineer and general manager with a track record at major international companies including ICI. For the past 10 years, he has been Site Director at Croda’s Uniqema UK manufacturing facility in Bromborough, Merseyside. Mr Gooda, who holds an MBA in addition to engineering qualifications, has particular expertise in operations management.

At Nanoco his responsibilities will include leadership of the on-going quantum dot scale-up activities as well as the planning and delivery of Nanoco’s mass production facilities globally.

Michael Edelman, Nanoco’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are delighted to welcome an operations manager of Andrew’s calibre to Nanoco. His breadth of manufacturing experience will be of great value as we continue the pace of our manufacturing scale-up. His appointment marks an important milestone in the development of Nanoco in that it underlines our progress towards the commercial supply of the product.”

For further information please contact:

Nanoco Tel: +44 (0) 161 603 7900
Michael Edelman, Chief Executive Officer
Michael Bretherton, Chief Financial Officer

Zeus Capital Tel: +44 (0) 161 831 1512
Alex Clarkson
Nick Cowles

Buchanan Communications Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Mark Court / Jennie Spivey / Miranda Higham

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About Nanoco Group plc

Nanoco is a world leader in the development and manufacture of commercial quantities of quantum dots for use in multiple applications including lighting, solar cells and biological imaging. Nanoco’s quantum dots, which are free of heavy metals and comply with RoHS legislation, can be combined into a wide range of materials including liquids, polymers and glass. Nanoco forms strategic partnerships with major end-users across a range of applications.

Nanoco was founded in 2001 and is based in Manchester, UK. Nanoco began trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in May 2009 under the ticker symbol NANO.
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About quantum dots
Quantum dots are fluorescent nano-sized particles of semiconductor material which have the ability to emit light in a specific colour dependent on the size of the particle.