RNS Number : 6207N

SEC Newgate S.p.A.

02 February 2021

2 February 2021

SEC Newgate S.p.A. ("SEC Newgate" or the "Group")

Board Changes

SEC Newgate S.p.A., the insight-driven global strategic communications group that works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media, announces the appointment of Sergio Penna to the Board of SEC Newgate. Anna Milito, Deputy Group CFO, is stepping down from the Board. The changes are effective from 2 February 2021.

Sergio is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer, having been appointed to the role in June 2020, and will continue in that role on the Board.

Mr Penna qualified as a chartered auditor in 2005 with Mazars S.p.A. and holds a degree in economics from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has extensive financial experience gained in a number of multinational organisations. Prior to joining the Group he was Finance Manager at MotorK, an Italian based multinational which specialises in providing hi-tech services to the car industry in operations across Europe, and has held accounting and financial positions with Amazon, Celio, BDO and WeiserMazar, in Italy, France and the US. In addition to Italian, Mr Penna is fluent in both English and French.

Commenting on the announcement, Fiorenzo Tagliabue, Group Chief Executive, said:

"I would like to welcome our valued Group CFO and colleague Sergio to the Board. Since joining SEC Newgate Sergio has already made a very positive impact across the Group and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Anna Milito for the major contribution she has made, particularly in consolidating the two groups since merger."

Regulatory Information

In accordance with schedule 2 paragraph (g) the AIM Rules, the following information is disclosed in relation to Sergio Penna (aged 43):

Current Directorships and Partnerships

(all companies below are subsidiaries of SEC Newgate)

13 Communications Limited

21:12 Communications Limited

EngageComm Pty Ltd

ICAS Limited

Impact PR Limited

Newgate Communications (HK). Limited

Newgate Communications Pty Ltd.

Newgate Communications (Beijing) Limited

Newgate Communications (Singapore) PTE. Ltd.

Newgate Communications FZ - LLC

Newgate Media Holdings Limited

Newgate PR Holdings Limited

Newgate Public Affairs Limited

Newgate Public Relations Limited

Newgate Sponsorship Limited

Newington Communications Limited

Porta Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

Porta Communications Midco Holdings Limited

PPS (Local & Regional) Limited

Redleaf Polhill Limited

SEC Newgate UK Limited


Velvet Consultancy Ltd

Previous Directorships and Partnerships held in last 5 years:


Sergio Penna has no interest in ordinary shares in SEC Newgate.

Sergio Penna has confirmed that other than the information disclosed above, there is no further information in connection with his appointment required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

Media Enquiries

 Fiorenzo Tagliabue (Group CEO)     Tel: +39 335 6008858 
 Emma Kane (Deputy Group CEO,       Tel: +44 (0) 7876 338339 
  CEO SEC Newgate UK)                emma.kane@secnewgate.co.uk 
 Sergio Penna (Group CFO)           penna@secrp.com 
   Arden Partners 
   (Nominated Adviser and Broker) 
 Richard Johnson / Benjamin Cryer   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7614 5900 

Notes to Editors

-- SEC Newgate's focus is on achieving positive outcomes through communications, advocacy and research, helping clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, value, and impact locally, nationally and internationally.

   --    Further information is available at the Group's website:  www.secnewgate.com 
   --    Further information on SEC Newgate UK is available at:  www.secnewgate.co.uk 

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