9 April 2002
FOR RELEASE 7.00AM 9 APRIL 2002
Ultraframe Plc ('Ultraframe')
Alan Rothwell APPOINTED GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR
Ultraframe, the leading specialist designer and manufacturer of conservatory
systems in Europe and North America, announces that Alan Rothwell has today been
appointed Group Finance Director with effect from 15 April 2002.
Alan, aged 48, a Chartered Accountant, was recently Interim Group Finance
Director at Argos Retail Group a Division of GUS plc and previously was Group
Finance Director of Greenalls Group plc ('Greenalls'), where he worked for 16
years until December 1999.
Having joined Greenalls in 1984 as Financial Controller, he was appointed to the
board as Group Finance Director in 1991. During his tenure as Group Finance
Director, Alan played a leading role in transforming Greenalls from a family
controlled company to a FTSE100 company with a broad institutional shareholder
base. In 2000 he joined Argos Retail Group as Interim Group Finance Director, a
company with sales of £4 billion and profits of £200 million. He played a key
strategic role including restructuring the finance function and integrating the
major business units within this newly formed division of GUS plc.
Alan succeeds James Henry, who will step down as Group Finance Director as
previously announced, on 15 April 2002. The Board thanks James for his
contribution to the Group and wishes him well for the future.
David Moore, Ultraframe's Chief Executive, commented:
'Alan joins Ultraframe at a time when the Group is going through a period of
significant change with good growth continuing in the UK and the ongoing
expansion in North America. He has considerable experience in a group role
overseeing the financial operations of subsidiaries. The skills he brings will
be invaluable and I am looking forward to working with him in the development of
For further information contact:
Ultraframe plc 01200 443 311
David Moore (Chief Executive)
Rod Sellers (Chairman)
Binns and Co Public Relations Ltd 020 7786 9600
Brian Coleman-Smith / Amanda Sheehy
In respect of Alan G. Rothwell, there are no details to be disclosed pursuant to
Rule 16.4(a) or 16.4(b) - 6.F.2(b) to (g) - of the Listing Rules.
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