Directorate Change and Grant of Options


Directorate Change and Grant of Options

Velocity Composites plc (AIM: VEL.L), the leading supplier of advanced composite material kits to the aerospace market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Annette Rothwell as an independent non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Ms. Rothwell is a seasoned VP level executive and board member with extensive experience in industries undergoing transformational change. She is a proven executive leader in General Management, Procurement and Supply Chain, Operational Excellence (CI) and Project Management working with senior stakeholders including regional and national government.

Since 2006 Ms. Rothwell has served in executive roles supporting CEOs within a number of global companies including FTSE100 listed Aerospace & Defence companies. She has extensive experience in and around supply chains and has been responsible for procurement and supply chain activity, operational improvement across multiple companies and multiple cultures. Since 2011, she has served as a director on the board of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, the regional body for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industry.

In line with previously announced fee sacrifice arrangements for other directors and PDMRs, Ms Rothwell has today been granted 20,940 share options over Velocity ordinary shares of 0.25p each (the “Share Options”) under the Company’s Unapproved Option Scheme. The Share Options will become exercisable on 1 November 2022, have a vesting period of one year and are exercisable at a price of 0.25 pence.

Following the above grant, the Company has a total of 2,300,485 Ordinary Shares currently under option, representing approximately 6.34 per cent of the Company’s issued share capital.

Andy Beaden, Chairman, commented:

“I am pleased to welcome Annette to the Board. She brings deep operational and strategic experience in our core market sector of aerospace, across international regions. along with a strong professional network and significant commercial successes in multiple blue chip businesses.”

In addition to her appointment to the Velocity Board, Annette Rothwell, aged 54, has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the past five years:

Current Directorships/Partnerships
AR Procurement Services Ltd
Midlands Aerospace Alliance

Past Directorships/Partnerships

Annette Rothwell does not hold any Ordinary Shares in the Company and there are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.


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