Board appointment

07 September 2011

The Board of Hot Tuna is pleased to announce that it has appointed Marcus Yeoman as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Marcus Yeoman is currently non-executive director of AIM listed Pivot Entertainment Group plc and Avisen plc. He is also a non-executive director of two PLUS quoted companies, as well as holding directorships of a number of private companies which have engaged him principally to assist them with their growth strategies. His early career started with the formation of three companies in IT infrastructure and distribution, after which he moved into small company broking and corporate work with Rathbone Stockbrokers Limited and Cheviot Capital (Nominees) Limited. In 1999, he led a management buy-in into a golf products company with external debt and equity funding. In 2003, Marcus established Springtime Consultants Ltd and has been acting as a consultant or non-executive director to smaller companies in the high growth sector. He has also assisted a number of quoted companies with M&A work.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO of Hot Tuna, Geoff O'Connell,said:

"We are very pleased to welcome Marcus to the board of Hot Tuna. He brings great PLC knowledge and experience and will help the growth and development of the Company."

Marcus Yeoman, aged 48, is or has been a director of the following companies during the previous five years:

Current Directorships Directorships held in past 5 years
Avisen Plc Bright Futures Group plc
Storyboard Plc Northern Bear plc
Pivot Entertainment Group plc Secora Limited
Ronaldsway Plc South American Mineral Exploration Limited
Powamatique Limited Green Growth Capital plc
Enables IT Limited Diamond Lifestyle Holdings plc - in voluntary creditors liquidation
Storyboard Assets Plc NCI Solutions Limited
Ronaldsway Private Equity Plc  
Agent Morten Limited  
Wealth Rapport Limited Green Growth Capital plc
Starnevesse Limited Silvanus Plc
Twin Flame Media Ltd South American Mineral Exploration Limited

Mr. Yeoman has a beneficial interest in respect of 5,000,000 Ordinary Share in the Company representing 0.2 per cent of the issued share capital.

There is no other information that is required to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule Two to the AIM Rules for Companies of the London Stock Exchange.



Hot Tuna (International) PLC
Geoff O'Connell, CEO

  Tel: 020 7440 0644
Pelham Bell Pottinger
Lucy Frankland/ Dan de Belder

  Tel: 020 7861 3885
Seymour Pierce Limited
Mark Percy / Catherine Leftley

  Tel: 020 7107 8000
Allenby Capital Ltd
Nick Naylor/Alex Davies
Tel: 020 3328 5656


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