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Personal Group Holdings PLC

07 December 2020

7 December 2020

Personal Group Holding PLC

(the "Company", "Personal Group", "PGH" or "Group")

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Personal Group PLC, a leading provider of employee services in the UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Bennett as a Non-Executive Director from 1(st) January 2021.

Martin is an experienced public company director having held a number of executive and non-executive roles for companies within the consumer, technology and other sectors. He currently chairs the boards of two privately owned technology led companies, Ventureprise plc and Foreign Currency Direct plc, together with the Association of Foreign Exchange and Payments Companies (AFEP), a trade body responsible for the UK payments industry.

Prior to these appointments, Martin held the role of Chief Executive Officer UK of Homeserve plc having been Chief Financial Officer until 2012, where he led the successful strategic turnaround of Homeserve's UK business. Martin is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified in 1994.

Mark Winlow, Chairman, commented:

"Personal Group and its board will benefit greatly from Martin's business and technical experience. In particular, he has led regulated businesses and held listed company positions where, amongst other roles, he was responsible for investor relations. I look forward to working with Martin in 2021."

Further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules:

Martin John Bennett, aged 51, is currently or has previously been a director or partner of the following companies or partnerships within the past five years:

 Current Directorships or Partnerships   Directorships or Partnerships 
                                          within the past five years 
 Infinity Foreign Exchange Limited       Homeserve PLC 
 Currency Holdings Limited               Homeserve Membership Limited 
 Infinity International Limited          Home Energy Services Limited 
 The Association of Foreign Exchange     Homeserve Labs Limited 
  and Payment Companies 
 Armoise Ltd                             Sherrington Mews Limited 
 Foreign Currency Direct PLC             Checkagroup Holdings Limited 
                                         Checkatrade Limited 
                                         Checkatrade Installers 
                                         Checkatrade National Limited 
                                         Checkatrade.com Limited 
                                         Vetted Limited 
                                         Help-Link UK Limited 

Martin does not hold any ordinary shares in the Company.

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


For more information please contact:

Personal Group Holdings Plc 
Deborah Frost / Sarah Mace              +44 (0)1908 605 000 
Cenkos Securities Plc 
Max Hartley / Callum Davidson (Nomad)   +44 (0)20 7397 8900 
Russell Kerr (Sales) 
Hudson Sandler 
Nick Lyon / Lucy Wollam                 +44 (0)20 7796 4133 

Notes to Editors

Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH) is a technology enabled employee services business, working with employers to drive productivity though better employee engagement and a more motivated workforce. With over 35 years' experience, the Company provides employee benefits and services to a large number of employees across the UK.

Personal Group offer in-house services, including employee insurance products (hospital, convalescence plans and death benefit), the provision of home technology via salary sacrifice (iPads, computers, laptops, smart phones and smart TVs), the provision of e-payslips, and pay and reward consulting via Innecto, the leading independent UK consultancy acquired in 2019. Third party services include retail discounts, employee assistance programmes, wellbeing programmes and salary sacrifice cars and bikes.

The product offer is provided via the Company's proprietary technology platform, Hapi. The platform is intuitive, designed primarily for app deployment and also accessible via web and tablet, driving better engagement, communication and value recognition. Hapi is flexible and can quickly integrate additional services, such as existing employee services and partner platforms. Hapi is a digital SaaS product.

Through technology and select acquisitions, the Company has grown its addressable market to the majority of the working population in the UK; including 15.6m SME employees targeted via its partnership with Sage, the UK's largest software company.

The Personal Group innovative approach to using technology to deliver its programmes, in combination with its face-to-face method of communicating with employees, delivers a compelling offer to blue-chip clients across the UK as a way of attracting, retaining and motivating employees. The acquisition of Innecto in February 2019 allows Personal Group to engage with clients earlier in their thinking around Pay and Reward, and to interact with a new base of blue-chip and fast growth clients typically at HR Director and CEO level.

Personal Group has a strong client base across a diverse range of sectors. Clients include: Arsenal F.C., Barchester Healthcare Ltd, DHL Supply Chain Limited, The Go-Ahead Group plc, Samworth Brothers Ltd, Independent Television News, Stagecoach Group plc and Wincanton plc.

For further information, please see www.personalgroup.com

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