5 February 2010
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN
Northgate plc ('Northgate'), the UK and Spain's leading specialist in light commercial vehicle hire, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob MacKenzie as Non-Executive Chairman of Northgate plc with immediate effect.
Prior to this appointment, Bob MacKenzie, aged 57, was most recently Chief Executive of Sea Containers Limited including the Chairmanship of its subsidiary GNER. He was previously Chairman of PHS Group plc, as well as holding senior executive board appointments with National Parking Corporation, BET plc, Storehouse plc and Hanson plc. He has also acted as a Senior Advisor to private equity funds, Texas Pacific Group and Charterhouse. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1978.
He is also currently Chairman of Dometic Holdings AB, a Swedish based manufacturing company.
Steve Smith, Chief Executive of Northgate, said:
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Bob MacKenzie to Northgate. His extensive experience will prove invaluable in continuing to drive the business forward."
The following disclosure is made pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules:
Mr MacKenzie was previously a Director of Sea Containers Ltd (Bermuda), which was liquidated on 22 January 2010, Sea Containers Services Ltd which was liquidated on 21 January 2010, Sea Containers Treasury Ltd which was liquidated on 20 January 2010, GNER Holdings Ltd which was liquidated on 26 August 2009, Great North Eastern Railway Ltd which was liquidated on 17 June 2009 and Sea Containers Railway Services Ltd which was liquidated on 26 May 2009.
There are no other matters which require to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.
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For further information, please contact:
Steve Smith, Chief Executive
Bob Contreras, Finance Director
Paul Tallentire, Deputy Chief Executive
Hogarth Partnership Limited
020 7357 9477