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Monday 01 February, 2010

Minerva PLC

Appointment of Non-Executive

RNS Number : 4614G
Minerva PLC
01 February 2010

1 February 2010


Minerva plc


Appointment of Non-Executive Director


The Board of Minerva Plc ("Minerva" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Pexton as a non-executive director with effect from 6 April 2010. This appointment comes following Minerva's successful refinancing in September 2009 and the Board's announcement of its intention to supplement its non-executive director membership in Minerva's latest Annual Report and Accounts.


Martin was previously Managing Director of LMS Capital PLC, a listed private equity company investing in energy, technology and real estate in the UK and US, where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the company and was a non-executive director of a number of the company's key portfolio businesses. 


Before joining LMS Capital, Martin spent five years as Executive Director of London Merchant Securities PLC, the FTSE 250 real estate and private equity company (now Derwent London plc), where he played a major role in floating the private equity business in 2006 and led the reverse takeover of Inflexion plc, joining its board following the takeover.  Previous to that appointment he held senior positions at the global law firm Allen & Overy.


Oliver Whitehead, Chairman of Minerva plc, said:


"Martin is an excellent addition to the Board of Minerva. He has extensive experience across a number of sectors and his outstanding knowledge of the real estate industry can only serve to aid the Company going forward."


Martin Pexton commented:


"I am delighted to be joining Minerva at such an exciting time for the business.  The Company has a portfolio of exceptionally high quality developments and investments and is well positioned to realise its potential."


There are no further details required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13 in connection with Martin Pexton's appointment.




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