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Johnson Service Group PLC

05 January 2021

5 January 2021


Johnson Service Group PLC ('JSG' or the 'Group')

Notice of Retirement of Chairman,

Appointment of Non-Executive Director / Chairman Designate

and Notice of Pre-close Trading Update

Board Changes

William (Bill) Shannon, Chairman of Johnson Service Group PLC, has advised the JSG Board of his intention to retire from the Board at the conclusion of the Company's AGM to be held in May 2021.

The Board would like to thank Bill for his significant input and counsel during his years as both a Non-Executive Director and latterly as Chairman.

The Group is pleased to announce the appointment of John (Jock) Fyfe Lennox to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 5 January 2021. Jock will also assume the role of Chairman Designate with effect from the same date. The intention is that Jock will step up to the role of Chairman following the conclusion of the 2021 AGM in May.

With his extensive experience as a Non-Executive Director, coupled with his financial background, Jock is a valuable addition to the JSG Board. Jock is a Chartered Accountant and, in both his executive career at Ernst & Young LLP ('EY') and as a Non-Executive Director, he has worked across a range of industrial and consumer sectors, including support services.

Jock, aged 64, is currently a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Barratt Developments PLC and was previously Chairman of Enquest PLC and Hill & Smith Holdings PLC. Jock has also served on the boards of Dixons Carphone PLC, Oxford Instruments PLC and A&J Mucklow Group PLC.

Jock spent his executive career with EY, becoming a partner in 1988, and held a number of leadership roles across all service lines, including as head of Industrial Products in the UK and Globally. Since leaving EY in 2009, he has developed an active board career sitting on and leading boards that have undertaken a range of organic and corporate development and growth strategies.

In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, set out in the appendix below are those companies for which Jock Lennox has been a Director in the last five years. The Group confirms that there are no other disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies with respect to Jock Lennox.

Pre-close Trading Update

The Group also announces that it intends to issue a pre-close trading update during the week commencing 11 January 2021.

Peter Egan, CEO of JSG, commented:

"I would like to thank Bill for his counsel and unwavering support during his time with JSG, which has supported the team in developing our strategy and growth plans. I am delighted to welcome Jock to the JSG Board and I look forward to working with him closely. His wealth of financial and commercial experience will broaden the Board's expertise and will serve the Group well over the years ahead."


   Johnson Service Group PLC 
 Peter Egan, CEO 
 Yvonne Monaghan, CFO 
 Tel: 01928 704 600 
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 David Flin                            Ginny Pulbrook 
 Carlton Nelson                        Oliver Head 
 Tel: 020 7597 5970                    Tel: 020 3757 4992 


Current Directorships

Barratt Developments PLC

Previous Directorships

Enquest PLC

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Tall Ships Youth Trust

Dixons Carphone PLC

A & J Mucklow Group Limited

Oxford Instruments PLC

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