Quercus Publishing plc
LSE : QUPP

July 27, 2012 04:00 ET

Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

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                                          Quercus Publishing Plc
                                       ("Quercus" or the "Company")
                                                     
             Quercus Publishing Appoints new Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
                                                     

  Quercus  Publishing  Plc  ("Quercus",  the  "Group" or the  "Company"),  the  award-winning  independent
  publisher   in   the digital, trade, contract, paperback and children's sectors is pleased  to  announce
  the  appointment of Colin Adams as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, with effect from
  17th  September  2012. Mr Adams was formerly Group Finance Director of Bloomsbury  Publishing  Plc  and,
  more recently, Huntsworth Plc, a global PR and healthcare communications group.
  
  The  Company also announces the resignation of Finance Director, Paul Lenton, as of 27thJuly  2012.   Mr
  Lenton is leaving to pursue other opportunities.
  
  Mark  Smith,  CEO,  said  "Colin's appointment as CFO and COO is the next  stage  in  restructuring  and
  strengthening  the  senior  executive  team and Quercus and I  look  forward  to  Colin  joining  us  in
  September.  I would like to thank Paul for his contribution to the company and we wish him well for  the
  future."
  
  Colin  Adams  said  "It  is a very exciting time for Quercus and consumer book  publishing  in  general.
  Digital  publishing  is  creating many new opportunities for an industry  that  is  seeing  considerable
  change.  I  am looking forward to joining Quercus in September and working with the team to achieve  its
  strategic ambitions."
  
  The Directors of Quercus Publishing Plc are responsible for this announcement.
  
  
  Enquiries to:
  
  QUERCUS PUBLISHING PLC
  Mark  Smith, Chief Executive                                                        Tel: 020 7291 7200
  
  ST HELENS CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP
  Mark Anwyl or Duncan Vasey                                                          Tel: 020 7368 6959
  
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