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Big Yellow Group announce the appointment of Laela Pakpour Tabrizi

Big Yellow Group plc (LON:BYG) has today announced the appointment of Laela Pakpour Tabrizi, as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2020.

Laela has 15 years’ experience in corporate finance, and is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer of MotorK, a venture-backed software as a service (“SaaS”) tech scale-up, which is the leading European provider of digital solutions for automotive sales and marketing. Prior to joining MotorK, Laela was Group CFO of VistaJet, the global private jet operator, and before that worked in Structured Finance for BNP Paribas.  A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and the London School of Economics, Laela also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of an award-winning East London women’s refuge charity called Ashiana Network and as a Trustee of the British Library, where she sits on the audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Laela will serve on the Company’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Aside from the information set out in the announcement above, no further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R.

The Company also announces that Georgina Harvey, Non-Executive Director, has informed the Board that she will not be seeking re-election to the Board at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting after seven years of service.

Nicholas Vetch, Big Yellow Group Executive Chairman commented

“Georgina has made a significant and valuable contribution to the Board, in particular in respect of her expertise around Remuneration and Governance.  I am grateful to her for all her endeavours and clear guidance, for which I would like to thank her.

We are delighted to welcome Laela to the Board.  Laela joins the Board with significant corporate and financial experience in high growth businesses, adds to the diversity of the Board and will bring her own perspective to our discussions.  I have no doubt that Laela will make a significant contribution to Big Yellow in the coming years.”

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