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Tuesday 04 June, 2019

Paragon Entertainmnt

Appointment of CEO

RNS Number : 0053B
Paragon Entertainment Limited
04 June 2019

Date: 4 June 2019

On behalf of: Paragon Entertainment Limited ("Paragon", the "Company" or the "Group")


Paragon Entertainment Limited


Appointment of CEO

Paragon Entertainment Limited (AIM: PEL), the attractions design, production and fit-out business, announces that it has appointed Damien Latham as CEO with immediate effect.

Damien has been working in the Leisure and Entertainment industry for the last 25 years. After 14 years at Center Parcs he joined Majid Al Futtaim in Dubai as a General Manager which led to a succession of roles and responsibilities across their portfolio of attractions, including the Ski Dubai and Magic Planet businesses. In 2014 he became the COO and in 2015 was appointed the CEO looking after the design development and operation of more than 50 business units across 11 countries. In January 2018 he joined Emaar Entertainment as CEO to drive the role out of Reel cinemas and the development and operations of all the entertainment elements at Emaar such as Dubai Aquarium, Kidzania Dubai and VR Park, managing over 1100 staff and a turnover of £185m.

Mark Pyrah will remain as a board member, returning to the Sales and Development Director role he held prior to being appointed as interim CEO.

Mark Taylor, Chairman, stated 'I would like to thank Mark Pyrah for stepping into the CEO role over the past seven months during which he has delivered an excellent performance under trying circumstances. I would also like to welcome Damien to the team. We are all excited at what this board can achieve and with Damien's experience and leadership I am sure Paragon will enter a new and exciting phase of its development.'

For further information:

Paragon Entertainment Limited
Mark Taylor (Chairman)

finnCap Ltd
Julian Blunt / Simon Hicks (corporate finance)
Alice Lane (corporate broking)


 01904 608020

020 7220 0500

About Paragon

Paragon Entertainment Limited (AIM:PEL) is an award winning provider of attraction services from initial design production and consulting through to the fit out and installation of themed attractions, heritage exhibits, museums, aquariums and water parks. Paragon Entertainment is the holding company for Paragon Creative Limited.

The Group's projects have included:

·    The build of Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery, London;

·    The Award winning 'Dig It!' attraction brand;

·    The design and build of Kidzania, London and Kidzania Abu Dhabu;

·    The design and build of galleries at the Olympic Museum for the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland;

·    The design and build of the Dig It concepts worldwide;

·    The design and build of Titanic Belfast;

·    The design and build of Motiongate and Lionsgate theme parks in the UAE;

The Group listed on AIM in 2011. Further information can be found at:

The information communicated in this announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.


The following information regarding Damien Joseph Latham, aged 44, is disclosed under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:



Current Directorships

Directorships held in past 5 years


World Waterpark Association




As at the date of this announcement, Mr Latham is not beneficially interested in any Ordinary Shares in the Company.


There are no other matters which are required to be announced under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


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