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Westminster Group PLC

29 June 2021

Westminster Group Plc

('Westminster', the 'Group' or the 'Company')

Non-Executive Director Appointment

Westminster Group Plc ('Westminster', the 'Group' or the 'Company'), the AIM listed supplier of managed security services and technology-based security solutions to governments and government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO's) and blue-chip commercial organisations worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Gregory Barrell to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2021.

Simon Barrell, aged 62, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England. He is an experienced Non-Executive Director of numerous public companies, including those quoted on AIM, and has experience acting in the roles of Chairman, Chair of the audit committee, and sitting on the remuneration committee and nominations committees.

Simon will be assuming the role of Chair of the Audit Committee.

Commenting on Simons' appointment, Westminster's Chairman, Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry, said:

"We are delighted Simon has agreed to join the Board of Westminster and I am sure his wealth of experience gained from a variety of business sectors, in particular working in AIM listed companies and serving on boards of growing and successful companies, will be of great value to our business as we expand and deliver on our significant potential.

"He has worked in groups in adjacent sectors who also serve emerging markets. This gives him an understanding which will be invaluable to Westminster in the next stage of its growth."

Commenting on his appointment Simon Barrell added:

"I was very impressed by what Westminster has achieved in recent years including the recent contract wins. I am joining at an exciting time for Westminster on its growth trajectory. I look forward to serving on the Board in this time of growth."

Director Disclosures

The following details in relation to the appointment of Mr Barrell are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:

Mr Simon Gregory Barrell, 62, has been director of the following companies during the five years preceding the date of this announcement:

 
 Current directorships    Past directorships held within the 
                           last five years 
 Grafenia plc             Windar Photonics plc 
 SRT Marine Systems plc   Windar Photonics A/S 
                           Woodcote Park Golf Club Limited 
                          Graza Limited 
                          CGI Creative Graphics International 
                           Limited 
                          CGI Creative Graphics International 
                           (PTY) Ltd 
                          Sign Language Limited 
                          MPB Group Limited 
 

There are no other disclosures in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.

For further information please contact:

 
Westminster Group Plc                          Media enquiries via Walbrook 
                                                PR 
Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry - Chairman 
Peter Fowler - Chief Executive Officer 
Mark Hughes - Chief Financial Officer 
 
Strand Hanson Limited (Financial & Nominated 
 Adviser) 
James Harris                                   020 7409 3494 
Ritchie Balmer 
 
 Arden Partners plc (Broker) 
 Richard Johnson (Corporate) 
 Tim Dainton/Simon Johnson (Broking)             020 7614 5900 
 
Walbrook (Investor Relations) 
Tom Cooper                                     020 7933 8780 
Paul Vann 
Nick Rome                                      Westminster@walbrookpr.com 
 

Notes:

Westminster Group plc is a specialist security and services group operating worldwide via an extensive international network of agents and offices in over 50 countries.

Westminster's principal activity is the design, supply and ongoing support of advanced technology security solutions, encompassing a wide range of surveillance, detection (including Fever Detection), tracking and interception technologies and the provision of long-term managed services contracts such as the management and running of complete security services and solutions in airports, ports and other such facilities together with the provision of manpower, consultancy and training services. The majority of its customer base, by value, comprises governments and government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO's) and blue-chip commercial organisations.

The Westminster Group Foundation is part of the Group's Corporate Social Responsibility activities. www.wg-foundation.org

The Foundation's goal is to support the communities in which the Group operates by working with local partners and other established charities to provide goods or services for the relief of poverty and the advancement of education and healthcare particularly in the developing world.

The Westminster Group Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, CIO, registered with the Charities Commission number 1158653.

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