is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Chapman as the Group ’s new Chief Financial Officer and director of the Company with immediate effect. Mark replaces Laura Redman-Thomas who, as was announced last month, has left to take up a new role.

For the last 19 years, Mark held a number of CFO and COO roles within international companies operating in the med-tech, beverages and consumer sectors, where he has helped deliver strong improvements in business sustainability and EBITDA growth. Prior to moving into industry, Mark spent 8 years in professional services firms, including 5 years as a corporate financier with Deloitte. Before embarking on his career in finance, Mark was a commissioned officer in the British Army and served in Northern Ireland. Mark qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995 and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham.

David Banks, Non-executive Chairman of Haydale, said: I’m delighted that Mark is joining Haydale at this exciting time for the Group. He has clearly demonstrated his ability to bring about improvements in all of the businesses in which he has been involved and we look forward to benefiting from Mark ’s experience over the coming years.

Keith Broadbent, CEO of Haydale, said: “I’m pleased Mark is joining the team. His experience is very well suited to Haydale’s current stage of development as we progress through the commercialisation journey.”

The following information is being disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies in relation to Mark Chapman.

Full Name: Jonathan Mark Chapman.

Mark, aged 53, does not hold any shares in the Company.

Current Directorships Previous Directorships (within the last 5 years)
Union Drinks Ltd E I Wines Limited

Mark was a director of Ehrmanns Limited a company which went into creditors voluntary Liquidation in July 2009.

Save as disclosed above there are no additional disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014.