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Thursday 21 December, 2017

Management Res Sol

CEO Appointment, Director Retirement, Warrants

RNS Number : 1310A
Management Resource Solutions PLC
21 December 2017

 Management Resource Solutions plc



21 December 2017


Management Resource Solutions plc

("MRS" or "the Company")


Appointment of CEO, Retirement of Director, Grant and Exercise of Warrants


Appointment of CEO

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Brenton as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director with immediate effect. Paul is based in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and since February 2017 has been CFO of the MRS group of companies.

Paul is a CPA with 20 years' experience in accounting, corporate finance and commerce in Australia, UK and USA.

Prior to joining MRS Paul held the position of Chief Financial Officer of a national property development group, and an ASX listed Diversified Mining Contractor with operations in Australia and the USA. Prior to this Paul started his career with PwC (Australia and UK), working across a range of business sectors including clients based in mining, manufacturing and construction.

Paul (aged 40) is currently a director or partner of the following:

Hunter Edward Accounting Services Pty Ltd

Paul holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

Hughes Drilling 1 Pty Ltd

Hughes Drilling 2 Pty Ltd*

Hughes Drilling Corporate Pty Ltd*

Hughes Drilling Equipment Hire Pty Ltd*

JSW Australia Pty Ltd

HD JSW Pty Ltd*

Reichdrill Australia Pty Ltd*

Express Hydraulics (Aust) Pty Ltd*

Hyd-elec Australia Pty Ltd*

EDMS Metals Pty Ltd*

Every Day Mine Services Operations Pty Ltd*

GOS Drilling Pty Ltd*

Australia Gas Drilling Pty Ltd*

Reichdrill Inc

Hunter Edward Accounting Services Pty Ltd

*These companies were subsidiaries of Hughes Drilling Ltd and were placed in Voluntary Administration in September 2016. Hughes Drilling 1 Pty Ltd and JSW Australia Pty Ltd and were sold via a Deed of Company Arrangement and Reichdrill Inc was sold via a trade sale.


Mr. Brenton does not at present hold any shares in the Company.

There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two Part (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

John Zorbas, Chairman of MRS said:

"I would like to welcome Paul to the Board. He has rebuilt the finance team and worked closely with the Board in overcoming numerous legacy issues which are now behind us, as well as leading the management team since the changes announced in August."

Retirement of Non-Executive Director

Trevor Brown, a Non-Executive Director, has informed the Company that he will retire from the Board with effect from 31 December.

John Zorbas, Chairman of MRS said:

"I would like to thank Trevor for his significant contribution to the Company, both in the period prior to his appointment and in his role as a Director since April. Trevor was instrumental in the success of the placing and re-admission to AIM and has played an important role in the subsequent transformation of the Company. Trevor has recently taken on additional commitments elsewhere, and we wish him every success in this new venture."

Trevor Brown commented: "I have been glad of the opportunity to work closely with Nigel Burton and John Zorbas to effect the important structural changes required to make MRS a successful business. With the bulk of this work completed it is appropriate for me to leave the Board, confident that the future of the Company is in safe hands."

Grant of Warrants

MRS announces the grant of Warrants to subscribe for a total of 3,000,000 new ordinary shares of €0.01 each in the Company ("Shares") at a price of 8.0p per new Ordinary Share for a period of five years.

The Warrants granted are as follows:

Trevor Brown - 1,000,000 Warrants

Timothy Jones - 2,000,000 Warrants

The Warrants granted to Mr Jones are subject to certain vesting and performance conditions.

Exercise of Warrants

Trevor Brown, today exercised 1,000,000 Warrants at an exercise price of 5p each. The consideration received by the Company was £50,000.

The 1,000,000 new Ordinary Shares ("Shares") arising from the exercise of these Warrants have been issued today, and application has been made for them to be admitted to trading on AIM.

Following this transaction Mr Brown owns a total of 11,670,000 Shares.

For further information:

Management Resource Solutions plc                                                                                    

John Zorbas, Chairman                                                                                                  +1 778 938-7631

Nigel Burton, Director                                                                                                   +44 7785 234447

Trevor Brown, Director                                                                                                 +41 7941 55384


Northland Capital Partners Limited                                                                        +44 (0) 20 3861 6625

(Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tom Price

Gerry Beaney


Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited                                                               +44 (0)20 7469 0932

(Joint Broker)

Charles Goodfellow

Lucy Williams


This announcement includes inside information as defined in Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regula􀆟on No. 596/2014 and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of those Regulations. On the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this information is considered to be in the public domain.

About MRS

Management Resource Solutions plc (MRS), through its subsidiaries Bachmann Plant Hire and MRS Services Group, offers plant hire, equipment repair, refurbishment and fabrication, mine rehabilitation, earthmoving, road construction and other support services to a wide base of private and public sector clients in Australia. MRS caters predominately for the mining, civil engineering, construction and infrastructure industries.

Further information on the Company can be found at



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