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Directorate Change-Non-Executive Chairman

15 December 2016

Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA), a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products for the Healthcare and Industrial markets, today announces the following directorate change.

Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Lawrence Pentz will join the Board as independent Non-Executive Chairman-Designate with effect from 3 January 2017 and will be appointed Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 31 March 2017.  Mr Pentz is currently Chairman of Victrex plc, a position he has held since 2014 and has been on the Victrex Board as a Non-Executive Director since 2008. He was an Executive Director of Johnson Matthey plc from 2003 to March 2016.  Mr Pentz has held a number of senior positions at Johnson Matthey plc spanning 32 years.

With effect from 31 March 2017, Mr Pentz will chair the Nominations Committee and will sit on the Company’s Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. 

James Wallace will retire from his role as Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nominations Committee on 31 March 2017. 

Heejae Chae, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The Board would like to thank James for his many contributions as Chairman of the Board since October 2007. With his experience and leadership, James has guided Scapa through many changes over the last nine years to the successful company it is today – we wish him all the very best in his retirement.  We are also pleased to welcome Larry to the Board and look forward to leveraging the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to the role.”

Composition of Board Committees

The following table sets out the composition of the Board Committees effective 31 March 2017:





Lawrence Pentz

David Blackwood
Martin Sawkins
Richard Perry

Remuneration Martin Sawkins

David Blackwood
Richard Perry
Lawrence Pentz
Audit and Risk David Blackwood

Martin Sawkins
Richard Perry
Lawrence Pentz

The Company makes the following disclosures in relation to Mr Pentz’s appointment in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies:

1. Director’s full name: Lawrence Craig Pentz
    Director’s age: 61 years

2. Other directorships / partnerships held during the last five years, including appointment  and resignation dates:

Name of Company/Partnership
Date appointed
Date resigned

Victrex plc

28 July 2008 na

Johnson Matthey plc

1 August 2003

31 March 2016

3. Other information: there is no other information required to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

For further information:

Scapa Group plc:
Graham Hardcastle      +44 (0) 161 301 7400
Group Finance Director/Company Secretary

Numis Securities Limited:    +44 (0) 20 7260 1000
Mark Lander
Richard Thomas (Nominated Adviser)



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