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Appointment of director

(“LPA” or “the Group”)
Appointment of Per Staehr


LPA Group PLC (“LPA” or “the Group”), the manufacturer and distributor of lighting, power and electronics systems, is pleased to confirm the appointment of Mr. Per Staehr as a non-executive Director, with immediate effect. Mr. Staehr, aged 64, is a Danish national who has had a distinguished international career in the Rail, Shipping and Energy Industries.


Until 2004 he was successively Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation UK Limited. He is a director of Arrow Light Rail Limited, which is the concessionaire of the Nottingham Tram System, and Chairman of the Rail Media Group. He was previously Chairman of the Railway Industry Association.


Mr. Staehr is Chairman of A2SEA A/S, the leading European offshore wind farm installation and support contractor. He was previously President of Maersk Contractors, a global offshore drilling and contracting company. He is also a Director of Trico Marine Services Inc, a US quoted owner and operator of offshore service vessels.


He is Chairman of Daniamant Group, a Danish/UK designer and manufacturer of IMO/Solas Marine Emergency Lights and of Riegens Limited a designer and manufacturer of Lighting Solutions for retail projects.


A complete list of directorships is shown below.


Michael Rusch, Chairman, comments:


“I am delighted to welcome Per to our Board. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts, which will be invaluable to the Group as we face the challenges before us.”


Current directorships/partnerships of Mr. Staehr:
Arrow Light Rail Limited
Arrow Light Rail Holdings Limited
Arrow Rapid Transport Limited
A2SEA Limited
Riegens Lighting Limited
Daniamant Limited
The Rail Media Group Limited
Railstaff Publications Limited
Railstaff Select Limited
TEE Management Limited
Riegens A/S
Daniamant A/S
Rovsing A/S
Trico Marine Services Inc


Directorships/partnerships held by Mr. Staehr in the last 5 years:
Bombardier Transportation UK Limited
Bombardier Transportation UK Holdings Limited


There are no further disclosures to be made in respect of Mr. Staehr in relation to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.


LPA Group plc
Stephen Brett
Tel: 07881 626127 or 01799 512860
Landsbanki Securities (UK) Ltd
Thilo Hoffman


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Gareth David
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