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Westminster Group PLC

01 November 2021

Westminster Group Plc

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

Directorate Changes

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, announces the following directorate changes.

Lady Patricia Lewis (Patsy Baker)

After several years' valuable service, Lady Patricia Lewis (Patsy Baker) will be stepping down from her role as Non-Executive Director as of 1 November 2021, in order spend more time on her other commitments.

Major General (Retired) Graham John Binns, CBE, DSO, MC

Westminster is pleased to announce the appointment of Major General (Retired) Graham John Binns, CBE, DSO, MC to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 November 2021.

Graham Binns, aged 64, is a highly decorated retired British Army officer with over 10 years' experience as a senior board level executive in the commercial security sector.

Graham served as General Officer Commanding 1(st) (UK) Armoured Division and then Commandant Joint Services Command and Staff College, retiring in 2010. He had previously commanded the 7th Armoured Brigade (the "Desert Rats") during Operation Telic 1 when the brigade took Basra in southern Iraq.

Following his military career, Graham was recruited as Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Defence Services Ltd. providing security services to governments and major corporations throughout the Middle East and Africa, with revenues of GBP300m and a staff of over 3,000.

Following the acquisition of Aegis by GardaWorld, the world's largest privately owned security group with 122,000 employees and a turnover of $3billion, Graham served for several years as Senior Managing Director of GardaWorld International Protective Services, and more recently as their senior advisor on strategic client relationships.

Commenting on the changes, Westminster's Chairman, Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry, said:

"I would firstly like to express my and the Board's appreciation for Patsy's dedication and hard work over the past few years. She has made a positive contribution to the Group and was a valued board member.

"Secondly we are delighted Graham has agreed to join the Board of Westminster and I am sure his experience gained in both the military and the security sector, not least in emerging markets, will be invaluable to Westminster in the next stage of our growth."

Commenting on his appointment Graham Binns added:

"I am pleased to be joining the Westminster Group at this time.

"I am aware of the many exciting opportunities the Group is developing, and believe I can contribute to assist the executive with this growth."

Director Disclosures

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

Major General (Retired) Graham John Binns, CBE, DSO, MC, 64, 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 
 Graham Binns Consulting Ltd         Aethos Limited 
 20 Denbigh Street Residents Assoc   Aethos Strategic Comms Limited 
  Limited 
 York Golf Club Limited              Trident 3 Limited 
                                     Trident 4 Limited 
                                     Rubicon Global Solutions Limited 
                                     Aria Advisory Limited 
                                     GardaWorld Foundation Limited 
                                     Aegis Defence Services Limited 
                                     Firegap Limited 
                                      SIGEAUS Limited 
                                      GardaWorld Recruitment Limited 
                                      Rubicon International Services Limited 
                                     Aegis Response Limited 
                                      SIGEA Limited 
                                      Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team 
 

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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