3 October 2011Imaginatik Plc(Imaginatik or the Company)Board Appointments
Imaginatik plc (AIM: IMTK.L), a leading provider of innovation management software and consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment to the Companys Board with immediate effect of Mr. Brian Hays, Mr. Simon Charles and Mr. David Gammon in each case as a Non-Executive Director. At the same time, Imaginatik announces the resignation of Mr. Paul Morland from the Board as a Non-Executive Director.Brian Hays, Non-Executive Director
Brian Joseph Hays, aged 62, has a strong track record in the innovation market as well as considerable experience in reorganising businesses to achieve accelerated growth. Previous industry experience includes positions as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of SiteScape, Inc., the first web- based collaboration software company between 2004 and 2008. During his time at SiteScape, Inc., Mr. Hays was responsible for putting in place new management, marketing direction, positioning and venture funding to help grow the company to over 200 enterprise and government customers and nearly 1 million users, through to its sale to Novell in 2008.
Prior to working at SiteScape, Inc., Mr. Hays was Senior Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a provider of technical services and solutions, where, among other roles, he was responsible for transforming the Collaboration Solutions/HUBS Division into a developer of advanced collaboration portals for business and government systems. More recently, Mr. Hays has been Chairman and CEO of Vari-RO, Inc., a desalination technology company which required significant reorganisation and was successfully sold to General Electric in Spring 2011, and Founder and Chairman of Bel Soley, Inc., a Haitian export business where he has been responsible for product development, infrastructure, export and distribution.Simon Charles, Non-Executive Director
Simon Charles, aged 41, is a senior equity partner at the London firm of solicitors Marriott Harrison, having joined the firm in March 2004. He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and has substantial experience advising private and public companies in both a corporate and legal capacity. Mr. Charles has worked closely with the Company in an advisory capacity for a number of years, serving as the Companys solicitor since 2006. Prior to joining Marriott Harrison, Mr. Charles worked in the corporate finance department at Numis Securities Limited from January 2001 to December 2003, where he advised both AIM quoted and Main Market companies, and earlier in his career, he worked as a senior solicitor in the corporate department at Titmuss Sainer Dechert (now Dechert LLP).
Mr. Charles is a trustee of and honorary legal adviser to the Surrey charity Caterham Barracks Community Trust Limited and until recently acted as a trustee of Tyr Morwydd Environmental Study Centre, an environmental educational charity in Abergavenny, South Wales.David Gammon, Non-Executive Director
David Ranken Gammon, aged 50, has widespread experience in developing and building technology based businesses. In 1988, Mr. Gammon founded Rockspring, an advisory and investment firm which focuses on early stage technology companies, where Mr. Gammon continues as CEO today. Other current positions include advisor to Hawkwood Partners LLP where Mr. Gammon gives counsel to a portfolio of technology
and renewable related stocks, as well as non-executive directorships at a number of growth technology companies, including DeepMind Technologies Limited, LoQ plc and BGlobal plc.
Previous experience includes Director at real-time location technology specialist, Ubisense Trading Limited, from 2005 to 2008 where Mr. Gammon was involved in putting in place the strategy and funding to enable the growth of the business; Director and acting CFO at Envisional Solutions Limited from 2003 until the companys sale to Group NBT plc in 2007; and Director at internet TV specialist Amino Technologies plc from 2006 to 2007. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gammon worked as an investment banker.Matt Cooper, Executive Chairman of Imaginatik, commented: Following the recent open offer and an associated placing, we have undertaken a review of the Board composition and we are delighted to welcome Brian, Simon and David to the Board, all of whom bring to Imaginatik a unique set of skills and experience. Brians years of industry expertise and experience with growth businesses, Simons comprehensive understanding of the public company environment and corporate governance and Davids technology focus will be invaluable assets as we lead Imaginatik through to its next stage of growth. We would also like to thank Paul for his valued contribution to the Company and we wish him well in his future endeavours.Additional information
Mr. Hays is interested in 6,000,000 ordinary shares in Imaginatik, representing 1.40% of the Companys issued share capital. His current directorships and past directorships within the last five years are as follows:Current directorships Past directorships
Vari-Ro, Inc. SiteScape, Inc. Bel Soley, Inc.
Community Coalition for Haiti
Mr. Hays has confirmed that there is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Mr. Charles is interested in 8,702,501 ordinary shares in Imaginatik, representing 2.04% of the Companys issued share capital. His current directorships and past directorships within the last five years are as follows:Current directorships and partnerships Past directorships
Caterham Barracks Community Trust Limited Magwitch Media Partners Limited
MH Directors Limited
SRC Capital Limited
MH Directors (2) Limited
MH Secretaries Limited Tyr Morwydd Environmental Study Centre
MH Nominees Limited
The Invicta Film Partnership No. 22, LLP
Visa Bureau Limited
Mr. Charles has confirmed that there is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Mr. Gammon is interested in 5,000,000 ordinary shares in Imaginatik, representing 1.17% of the Companys issued share capital. His current directorships and past directorships within the last five years are as follows:Current directorships and partnerships Past directorships
DeepMind Technologies Limited Clean Diesel Technology Inc Lo-Q PLC Ubisense Trading Limited Cambridge Angels Envisional Solutions Limited BGlobal PLC Amino Technologies PLC Rockspring The Library House Limited Rockspring Nominees Limited Ten Sails LLP
Rockspring Advisory Services Limited
Mr. Gammon has confirmed that there is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.For further information please contact:
Imaginatik plc Tel: 020 7917 2975
Matt Cooper, Executive Chairman / Shawn Taylor, CFO
Arbuthnot Securities Limited Tel: 020 7012 2000
Tom Griffiths / Richard Johnson
Threadneedle Communications Tel: 020 7653 9850
Caroline Evans-Jones / Hilary MillarAbout Imaginatik
Imaginatik provides Innovation and Idea management solutions comprised of consultancy, enterprise software and program management to deliver innovation results to companies such as The World Bank, NYSE, The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Boeing, Pfizer, Goodyear, Paccar, Kellogg and Cargill. Few companies possess the internal capability to consistently generate fresh ideas, identify those worth pursuing and reliably transform them into real, value-enhancing assets. This is Imaginatik's area of expertise.
Imaginatik is a public company whose shares are traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE:IMTK.L) and is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer with offices in Boston, MA, and Winchester, UK. For more information visit www.imaginatik.com