Regus plc (“Regus” or “the Company”), the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, today announces that it will propose Florence Pierre to be appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 21 May 2013, subject to applicable regulations including the requirement for shareholder approval at the Company’s forthcoming annual general meeting.
Florence Pierre is a French citizen born in 1951 and resident in Belgium. Florence currently shares her time between directorships, consulting, and venture investments in companies providing innovative internet services. She has over 30 years of international corporate finance practice holding senior positions at BNP, Financière Rothschild, Degroof Corporate Finance and her own M&A advisory boutique. Florence has an international perspective having worked in Chicago, New York, Paris and Brussels. She is also a Non-Executive Director of 3i Infrastructure plc, a FTSE 250 company. Florence has taught economics and finance, published a number of books and articles, and been a member of several entrepreneurship and innovation committees, both governmental and professional.
Douglas Sutherland, Non-Executive Chairman of Regus, commented:
“We are delighted to propose Florence as a new Non-Executive Director for Regus. Florence’s skills, experience of working with large and small firms and international outlook are very relevant to our growth strategy. With a view to the future development of Regus, as well as the desire to continue to enhance diversity and succession planning for the Board, we plan to increase its size over time. The proposal of Florence as a Non-Executive Director represents a very positive step in this process. She will be a great asset and we look forward to welcoming her onto the Board.”
Notifications made in accordance with paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules
Florence Pierre holds or has held the following directorships of publicly quoted companies within the past five years:
|Current Directorships||Past Directorships|
|3i Infrastructure plc||None|
There is no information required to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13 (2) to (6).
For further information, please contact:
|Regus plc Tel: + 352 22 9999 5544||Brunswick Tel: +44(0) 20 7404 5959|
Douglas Sutherland, Chairman
Simon Sporborg / Nick Cosgrove
Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.
More than a million customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of almost 1,500 locations in 6,000 cities and 99 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information please visit: www.regus.com