Quercus Publishing plc

October 22, 2012 06:00 ET

Quercus Appoints new Executive Director of Sales & Marketing

                                                                                               22 October 2012
                                            Quercus Publishing Plc
                                         ("Quercus" or the "Company")

                    Quercus Publishing Appoints new Executive Director of Sales & Marketing

Quercus Publishing Plc, the award-winning independent publisher in the digital, trade, contract, paperback  and
children's  sectors,  is  pleased  to announce the appointment to the board of  directors  of  Jane  Harris  as
Executive Director, Group Sales & Marketing, with effect from 3rd January 2013.

Jane has been Sales and Trade Marketing Director of Walker Books for the past six years, and was previously  UK
Group  Sales  Director  for HarperCollins Publishers. During her career she has worked with  high  profile  and
diverse  lists containing authors such as Agatha Christie, Bernard Cornwell, Josephine Cox, C.S. Lewis,  J.R.R.
Tolkein, Michael Morpurgo, David Beckham and Dr Seuss.

Mark Smith, Chief Executive of Quercus, commented:

"We  are  thrilled that Jane has chosen to join Quercus to lead our sales and marketing teams at  this  pivotal
point  of  our development. The Company has been making considerable investments in infrastructure, people  and
intellectual  property  over the last two years and with Jane's deep knowledge of all domestic, international,
physical  and digital sales channels, and her long standing relationships with  the key retail and distribution
partners,  we  see  this  appointment  as  fundamental to continuing to  deliver  exceptional  returns  to  our
shareholders. Jane has a wealth of experience, both in adult and in children's publishing, and her arrival will
complete the strengthening of the Board that we have been conducting over the last eighteen months."

Jane Harris commented:

"I  am  extremely excited about joining Quercus which is one of the most entrepreneurial publishing  houses  to
emerge in recent times. Their development and investment within the changing world of publishing continues at a
rapid  pace and the recent announcement to start a publishing operation in the US market shows their commitment
to enhancing the profile of their authors and building a global publishing programme. The opportunity to return
to  adult  publishing and yet still be able to draw on my extensive knowledge gained from children's publishing
at Walker has provided me with a wonderful new challenge"

The Directors of Quercus Publishing Plc are responsible for this announcement.

  Enquiries to:

  Mark Smith, Chief Executive                    Tel: 020 7291 7200

  Mark Anwyl or Duncan Vasey                     Tel: 020 7368 6959

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