Board Appointment

10 March 2014

Concha plc (AIM: CHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Horrocks as Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Mr. Horrocks began his career the City in 1983 as a financial analyst at Guardian Royal Exchange Group plc and went on to manage the UK equity portfolios of the main pension and life funds, which had assets of over £2 billion, until leaving in 1997 to pursue his own interests in the small company marketplace.  In 1999, he co-founded and launched the small company investment trust Intrinsic Value plc and is currently a Partner in Intrinsic Capital LLP.  He has also served on the boards of numerous quoted small companies and is currently a non-executive director of AIM-quoted Immedia Group plc, a company which provides bespoke audio digital networks and music strategies.  Mr. Horrocks gained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manchester Polytechnic in Business Studies.

Mr. Horrocks is interested in 14,285,714 ordinary shares in Concha, representing 1.63 per cent of the issued share capital.


Chris Akers, Executive Chairman, commented:

"We are very much looking forward to having Mark come on board, and feel that his depth of experience of working with small quoted companies will serve to further strengthen the Board, as it prepares to take the Company into its next phase of development."


Pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules, the following information is disclosed:

Mark Ian Horrocks (aged 51):  
Current Directorships    Past Directorships (past 5 years)
The One Place Capital Limited     Draganfly Investments Limited
Interactive Investor plc   The Production Switchboard Limited
Immedia Group plc   Deans Yard Limited
Dewscope Limited Envenio Limited
Horrocks Protectorate Limited  Technomark Consulting Services Limited
Horrocks Guardian Limited   Trochus Plc
Jars of Sweets Limited  Technomark Investment Management Limited
Marshdale Properties Limited    
Intrinsic Value Limited  
Intrinsic Value Partnership Limited  
Witheby Management Company Limited  
Intrinsic Capital Services Limited  
Dean Art Investments Limited  
Biopharm Knowledge Publishing Limited  
Intrinsic Capital LLP  
Open Golf and Leisure Limited  
Echo Digital Limited  

Biopharm Knowledge Publishing Limited, a private company Mr. Horrocks is currently a director of, is part of a creditors' voluntary liquidation as at today's date. This is expected to be resolved shortly.

Envenio Limited, a private company Mr. Horrocks was a director of from October 2004 until February 2009, was dissolved as part of a creditors' voluntary liquidation initiated in June 2008.

Ballymore Leisure Limited, a private company Mr. Horrocks was a director of from December 1999 until March 2006, was dissolved as part of an administrative receiver cessation initiated in November 2004.

Trochus plc, a public company Mr. Horrocks was a director of from July 2001 to January 2011, was dissolved as part of a members' voluntary liquidation initiated in 2009.

Technomark Consulting Services Limited, a company where Mr. Horrocks was a director from July 2005 to December 2009 was dissolved pursuant to a winding up order, in June 2011.

There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.


For further information, please contact:

Concha plc
Chris Akers, Executive Chairman
Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)
James Harris
Andrew Emmott
Ritchie Balmer
+44 (0) 20 7409 3494
Zeus Capital Limited (Joint Broker)
Alex Davies
Andrew Jones

+44 (0) 20 7533 7715
+44 (0) 16 1831 1516

PeterHouse Corporate Finance (Joint Broker)   
Jon Levinson
Lucy Williams

+44 (0) 20 7926 0935


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