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Biome Technologies PLC

25 March 2021

25 March 2021

Biome Technologies plc

("Biome", the "Group" or the "Company")

Appointment of New Non-Executive Director to the Board

Biome Technologies plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Herrick as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. He will join the Board with immediate effect. He will assume the responsibilities previously held by Michael Kayser as Chair of the Audit and Remuneration Committees, after Michael retires from the Board at the Company's AGM on 21 April 2021.

Simon has significant experience in senior financial roles. He has been a Non-Executive Director and has Chaired the Audit and Remuneration Committees of Ramsdens Holdings Plc since 1 January 2017 and of FireAngel Safety Technology Group plc, having been appointed to that role on 24 September 2019.

Simon has previously served as interim CEO and interim CFO at Blancco Technology Group plc from 2017 to 2018 and interim CFO of Crew Clothing Company Limited from 2015 to 2016. He was a board director without portfolio at Debenhams from 2011 and in January 2012 was appointed CFO, a role he fulfilled until 2014. In January 2010, he was appointed as Group Finance Director of Northern Foods plc and as acting CEO from December 2010 until the company's sale and delisting in 2011 and was previously CFO at Darty plc between 2005 and 2010.

Prior to the above roles, Simon had held senior finance roles at, PA Consulting Limited, Regus PLC, Hays PLC, Pepsi Cola International and Alcatel Alsthom.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse in 1989. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MBA from Durham University.

John Standen, Chairman, commented:

"We are delighted that Simon is joining us. He has wide and strong financial experience, gained from senior roles in a range of companies and business environments, which will be of great value to us in the future. We are looking forward to working with him.

I would also like to take this opportunity to emphasise our thanks to Michael Kayser for his tremendous contribution to our development over the last 10 years. We wish him well."

Regulatory Disclosures

In accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, Simon Edward Herrick, aged 57, is, or has been during the last five years, a director or partner of the following companies/partnerships:

 Current directorships/partnerships   Directorships/partnerships held 
                                       within the last five years 
 FireAngel Safety Technology Group    Blancco APAC Pte. Limited 
  plc                                  Blancco Central Services Limited 
  Herrick Inc Limited                  Blancco Finance Ltd. 
  Ramsdens Holdings Plc                Blancco (Software) Services Limited 
  Sports Punk Limited                  Blancco Technology Group Plc 
  53Herrick Ltd.                       Blancco Trustees Limited 
                                       Blancco - UK Limited 
                                       Blancco U.S. LLC 

Simon Herrick does not currently hold any ordinary shares in the Company.


For further information please contact:

Biome Technologies plc

John Standen, Chairman

Donna Simpson-Strange, Company Secretary


Tel: +44 (0) 2380 867 100


Allenby Capital Limited

David Hart/Alex Brearley (Nominated Adviser)

Kelly Gardiner (Sales and Corporate Broking)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3328 5656


About Biome

Biome Technologies plc is an AIM listed, growth-orientated, commercially driven technology group. Our strategy is founded on building market-leading positions based on patented technology and serving international customers in valuable market sectors. We have chosen to do this by developing products in application areas where value-added pricing can be justified and which are not reliant on government legislation. These products are driven by customer requirements and are compatible with existing manufacturing processes. They are market rather than technology-led.

The Group comprises two divisions, Biome Bioplastics Limited and Stanelco RF Technologies Limited.

Biome Bioplastics is a leading developer of highly-functional, bio-based and biodegradable plastics. The company's mission is to produce bioplastics that challenge the dominance of oil-based polymers.

Stanelco RF Technologies designs, builds and services advanced radio frequency (RF) systems. Dielectric and induction heating products are at the core of a product offering that ranges from portable sealing devices to large furnaces for the fibre optics markets.


   www.biomebioplastics.com   and  www.thinkbioplastic.com 


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