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Monday 06 July, 2009

Total Produce Plc

Management Appointments

RNS Number : 1357V
Total Produce Plc
06 July 2009

Stock Exchange Announcement


Management appointments at Total Produce plc

Total Produce plc, the European fresh produce group, is pleased to announce the following management appointments.

Frank Gernon, who is 55 and is currently Finance Director, will become Director - Financial Strategy and Development. Frank is an FCCA and joined the Group in 1973 and has been Finance Director since 1998. Frank will focus on the strategic and development aspects of the Group's financial management.

Frank Davis, who is 49, will be appointed Finance Director of Total Produce. Frank joined the Group in 1983, with experience both in practice and industry. He is an FCCA with an MA in financial control and LLB. He is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, having previously held various senior accounting and financial positions in the Group.

Marie Reid, aged 37, who is an FCA with MAcc and BComm degrees, will be appointed Company Secretary. Marie joined the Group in 2004 and is currently the Assistant Company Secretary.

These appointments will be effective from 1st August 2009 and are key appointments as the Group continues its strategy to significantly increase the size of its business.


06 July 2009

For further information, please contact:

Brian Bell, Wilson Hartnell PR

Tel: +3531 669 0030

The details specified by Schedule 2(g) of the AIM and IEX Rules in respect of the appointment of Frank Davis, save as set out below, there are no items requiring disclosure in accordance with Schedule 2 (g) iii,iv,vi - viii of the AIM rules and the IEX Rules.

At the time of appointment to the Board, Frank Davis holds 253,213 €0.01 shares in the Company, and 160,000 share options exercisable at a price of €0.65 each between 20/09/2010 and 19/09/2017 and 140,000 shares options exercisable at a price of €0.60 each between 05/03/2011 and 04/03/2018.

Frank Davis has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:-



Total Produce Ireland Limited 

Bernard Dempsey & Co. Limited 

Givejoy Limited

Brinton Investments Limited

Negev Limited

Connolly Shaw (Ireland) Limited

Roundstone Limited 

Elk Products (1975) Limited

Sunpak & Mayfield Fresh Produce Ltd 

FII Holdings Limited

Tilder Holdings Limited 

FII (Export) Limited

Total Produce International Limited

FII (Market) Limited

Total Produce International Holdings Limited 

FII Banana Processing Limited

Total Produce Management Services Ltd

Florexport (Ireland) Limited

TPHBV (Ireland) Limited

Fruit Importers of Ireland Limited

Beresford Software Development Ltd 

Fyffes Banana Processing Limited

TP Secretarial Services Limited 

Fyffes Financial Services 

TP Personnel Services Limited

Fyffes Personnel Services Limited

Bolanpass Limited

Fyffes Scotland Limited

Compalla Holdings Limited

Fyffes Secretarial Services Limited

Everfresh Limited

Fyffes Tropical Investments Limited

McCann Nurseries Limited

Hammerfest Limited

Total Produce Ireland Pension Trust Ltd

Helston Securities Limited

Suri Agro Fresh Pvt Ltd

Huntroyde Limited

Khet - Se Agriproduce India Pvt Ltd

Irish Elk Products (1975) Ltd

Total Produce India Pvt Ltd

J. Lightfoot & Sons Limited

Hugh McNulty (Wholesale) Limited

Jack Dolan Limited

Pontvallen Limited

Lanesboro Horticultural Products Ltd

Tarcombe Limited

Lanpak Fruit Limited

Anaheim Limited

Manduro Limited

Anaheim Development Limited

Millerton Limited

Tilder Developments Limited

Munster Fruit and Produce Limited

Tilder Properties Limited

Ramparts Property Developments Ltd.

Thurrock Limited

Ramparts Property Limited

Thurrock Development Limited

Sheil & Byrne Limited

Bristol Fruit Sales (Market) Limited

Spilsby Limited

Capespan International Plc

Swords Property Investments Limited

Capespan International Holdings Ltd.

Swords Property Developments Limited

Redbridge Holdings Limited

Torrents Limited

Saybest Limited

Tromso Limited

Redbridge Produce & Flowers Limited

Total Produce Plc

Redbridge Worldfresh Limited

United Fruit Importers (1975) Ltd

Redeva Limited

Fyffes Bananas North America Ltd.

AFI Market Sales Limited

Kinsealy Farms Limited

AFI Direct Sales Limited

Old Kinsealy Limited

The Summerfruit Company Limited

Fyffes Group Limited

Redbridge Fresh Services Limited

Vangen Services Limited

Frescura Limited

Fyffes Spalding Limited

Total Produce Holdings (UK) Limited

Charles McCann Limited

TPH (UK) Limited

Countybrook Company

Total Produce Limited

North West Banana Company Ltd

Sighthill Limited

Premier Fruit Company Limited

R Group Holdings Ltd

The Tropical Fruit Co. (Cork) Ltd.

Oval (2143) Ltd

The Tropical Fruit Co. (Ireland) Limited

George Jackson (Birmingham) Ltd

Ramparts Property Services

Fyffes Redbridge Glasgow Limited**

European Fruit Holding NV

Total Produce Nordic AB

Everfresh AB

Total Produce Nordic A/S

Interbanan A/S

Valby Bananimport A/S

Brdr. Lembcke A/S

Lemflora A/S

Lemflora Aarhus A/S

TPN Ejendomme ApS

Frank Davis held these directorships while he was an employee of Fyffes plc

**Fyffes Redbridge Glasgow Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total Produce plc

In relation to Schedule 2(g)v, Frank Davis ceased to be a director of J W Swithenbank Limited in 1999 when the Fyffes investment in J W Swithenbank Limited was acquired by the other shareholders. This company subsequently went into liquidation.

06 July 2009

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