25 February 2011
Bloomsbury is delighted to announce that Wendy Pallot will be joining the Board as Group Finance Director on 8 April 2011. She succeeds Colin Adams who will step down from the Board on that day, as announced by the Company on 16 November 2010.
Wendy Pallot, 46 years old, is a graduate Chartered Accountant who qualified with Coopers & Lybrand with whom she spent 8 years. She was Group Finance Director for GCap Media plc, the UK's leading commercial radio operator and formerly listed on the UK Main Market, from 2005 until its takeover by Global Radio in 2008. She was Group Finance Director of GWR Group plc, a leading UK radio operator formerly listed on the UK Main Market, from 2001 until its merger with Capital Radio plc in 2005 to form GCap Media plc.
Wendy Pallot is presently the Chairman and one of the co-founding partners of a company operating a number of local radio stations. Her appointment follows a comprehensive search process using the services of a leading independent search firm. She will stand for re-election at the Company's next annual general meeting.
Commenting on the appointment Jeremy Wilson, Chairman of Bloomsbury said, "We are delighted to welcome Wendy Pallot to the Board. She is an experienced Finance Director of UK Main Market listed media companies with specific experience of acquisitions and growing entrepreneurial media businesses".
There are no further details to disclose in accordance with Listing Rule LR9.6.13R.
For further information please contact:
Pelham Bell Pottinger
020 7861 3232
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