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Personal Group Holdings PLC

18 May 2021

   18 May 2021 

Personal Group Holdings Plc

("the Company" or "Group")

Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH), the technology-enabled employee benefits and services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam McGrath as Chief Operating Officer with effect from 24 May 2021. Liam will be appointed to the Board of the Company from the same date, pending the requisite approvals by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.

Liam has held COO and senior operations roles at both private and public companies within the financial, insurance and technology sectors, including five years as Group COO of Equiniti Group plc, a major UK outsourcing business. Previous roles include Head of Lending Operations at Royal Bank of Scotland, UK Operations Director at Chaucer Insurance Syndicates and Group COO at Advanced Computer Software Group, the third largest software provider in the UK and a leading IT services provider to the NHS. Liam is a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Deborah Frost, CEO, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Liam to the team and to the Board. His substantial experience ranges across all the different aspects of our Group, including a deep knowledge of the insurance market, and we are sure it will be incredibly valuable in supporting our expansion plans. His appointment represents a bolstering of the skills and capacity available at the most senior level of the business, reflecting our continued focus on preparing for and driving growth. Liam is fully committed to our vision of creating a brighter future for the UK workforce , supporting and protecting employees across the country. We are excited to start working together."

AIM Rule disclosures

Liam Scott Forrest McGrath, aged 51, was previously a director of Equiniti Global Payments Ltd until his resignation in 2019.

Liam currently holds no ordinary shares in the Company.

There is no further information required to be disclosed in accordance with Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


For more information please contact:

 Personal Group Holdings Plc 
 Deborah Frost (CEO) / Sarah Mace                      Via Alma PR 
 Cenkos Securities Plc 
 Max Hartley / Callum Davidson 
  (Nomad)                                      +44 (0)20 7397 8900 
 Russell Kerr (Sales) 
 Alma PR                                       +44 (0)20 3405 0205 
 Susie Hudson / Caroline Forde          personalgroup@almapr.co.uk 
  / Harriet Jackson 

Notes to Editors

Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH) is a digitally-enabled employee benefits and services provider. The Group enables employers across the UK to improve employee engagement and support their people's physical, mental, social and financial wellbeing. Its vision is to create a brighter future for the UK workforce.

Personal Group provides health insurance services and a broad range of employee benefits, engagement and wellbeing products. Many of these services are delivered through its proprietary app, Hapi.

The Group's growth strategy is centred around widening the footprint of the business into the SME, talent-led & Public Sectors, thereby expanding the addressable customer base. In addition, it aims to grow in its existing industrial heartlands, to re-invigorate growth in insurance policyholders and to drive the use of its SaaS offerings.

Clients include: Arsenal FC, Barchester Healthcare, DHL Supply Chain Limited, Merseyrail, Randstad, Royal Mail Group, the Sandwell & Birmingham NHS trust and Stagecoach Group plc. Circa 40% of clients are served by two or more group companies.

For further information, please see www.personalgroup.com

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