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Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Oxford Adv Surfaces

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 8668D
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group PLC
30 March 2011







Oxford Advanced Surfaces is pleased to announce changes to the Board.


On 29 March 2011, Mike Edwards was appointed to the position of Sales and Marketing Director.   He has been working as a senior executive and the manager of the sales and marketing function for OAS since August 2008.


Mike Edwards has a long history of developing sales growth in technology companies. After ten years as General Manager of Toshiba Semiconductor Europe, he has led the global sales and marketing functions in start-up companies such as Antenova and SMART Modular, and continues to bring invaluable experience to the Company in the sales and marketing arena. Mike is a Chartered Engineer, has a BSc in Electronics and also holds an MBA.


Mike Edwards, Sales and Marketing Director of OAS commented:


"With a number of key technologies close to commercialisation, this is a really exciting time to be joining the Board of OAS. I am looking forward to moving into the next phase of our evolution".


Matters for disclosure under paragraph 17 of the AIM Rules with respect to the appointment of Mike Edwards as an Executive Director of OAS:


Full Name:                                                        Michael John Edwards

Age:                                                                 52

Current Directorships:                                        SiEMEA Limited

Directorships held within the last 5 years:            None


On 22 February 2011, our current Managing Director, Dr Mike Eason, gave six months notice to leave the Company, however, with the agreement of the Board, on 29 March 2011, following approval of the Annual Report, he resigned from the Board and has left the Company with immediate effect. Mike's technical skills and commercial background have proved valuable in taking the Company forward to a stage where it has achieved independent technical validation of its key technologies.


Michael Bretherton, Chairman of OAS, commented:


"The Board would like to thank Mike Eason for his contribution and wishes him well for the future.  We are also delighted to appoint Mike Edwards to the Board after his efforts since joining the Company".


There are no other matters which are required to be announced with regards to this appointment as outlined under paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


30 March 2011


Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc


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