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RBG Holdings PLC

03 January 2023

3 January 2023

RBG Holdings plc

("RBG" or the "Group")

Directorate Changes

RBG Holdings plc (AIM: RBGP), the professional services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Group Finance Director and Company Secretary Suzanne Drakeford-Lewis to the Board as an Executive Director with immediate effect.

Suzanne joined RBG in 2019 and replaces Robert Parker[1] who resigned from the Board with effect from 31 December 2022. He is leaving the Group to pursue other interests but will remain as an adviser to the Group for a short period as RBG looks to refocus and build on its Professional Services businesses.

Suzanne has worked in both finance and business support roles in a variety of industries. She has spent the last fifteen years in the legal services sector and prior to this worked extensively for multinational corporations in the FMCG and technology sectors. Her recent roles include Financial Controller at BDB Pitmans LLP, Interim Finance Director of the Personal Systems Division of Hewlett Packard UK and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager Roles at Xansa plc and Black & Decker UK.

Nicola Foulston, Group CEO, RBG said: "Suzanne has been hugely impressive since joining the team three years ago. I am delighted she has agreed to join the Board having been the Group's Finance Director for the past year. She will support me as we concentrate the Group on our Professional Services business and create value for shareholders.

"I would like to thank Robert for all his help and support since he joined in 2018. I am pleased he has agreed to remain as an adviser, and we wish him well in his other endeavours."

Disclosures required by Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies

Suzanne Drakeford-Lewis (nee Scott), aged 55 is, or has been, a director of the following companies during the past five years:

RBL Law Limited

RBG Legal Services Limited.

Suzanne Drakeford-Lewis owns 4,112 ordinary shares in RBG.

There are no further disclosures required in accordance with AIM Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

[1] The options awarded to Robert Parker on 1 April 2022 have been surrendered.


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  Nicola Foulston, CEO 
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  Rick Thompson / Alex Bond / James Fischer    3000 
  (Corporate Finance) 
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About RBG Holdings plc

RBG Holdings plc is a professional services group, which comprises the following divisions:

RBG Legal Services Limited ("RBGLS")

RBGLS is the Group's legal services division which combines the businesses previously operated by Rosenblatt Limited and Memery Crystal LLP.


Rosenblatt is one of the UK's pioneering legal practices and a leader in dispute resolution. Rosenblatt provides a range of legal services to its diversified client base, which includes companies, banks, entrepreneurs and individuals. Complementing this is Rosenblatt's increasingly international footprint, advising on complex cross-jurisdictional disputes.

Memery Crystal

Memery Crystal offers legal services in a range of areas such as corporate (including a market-leading corporate finance offering), real estate, commercial, IP & technology (CIPT), banking & finance, tax & wealth structuring and employment. Memery Crystal is one of the leading legal practices in the UK to advise the emerging cannabis sector on a wide range of business issues. Memery Crystal offers a partner-led service to a broad range of clients, from multinational companies, financial institutions and owner-managed businesses to individual entrepreneurs.

Convex Capital Limited ("Convex Capital")

Convex Capital is a specialist sell-side corporate finance boutique based in Manchester. Convex Capital is entirely focused on helping companies, particularly owner-managed and entrepreneurial businesses, realise their value through sales to large corporates. Convex Capital identifies and proactively targets firms that it believes represent attractive acquisition opportunities.

LionFish Litigation Finance Limited ("LionFish")

The Group also provides litigation finance in selected cases through a separate arm, LionFish Litigation Finance Limited. LionFish finances litigation matters being run by other solicitors in return for a significant return on the outcome of those cases. As such, the Group has two types of litigation assets - Rosenblatt's own client matters, and litigation matters run by third-party solicitors. LionFish is positioned to be a unique, alternative provider to the traditional litigation funders.

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