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NewRiver REIT Plc Appoint Colin Rutherford as a Non-Executive Director

NewRiver REIT Plc (LON:NRR) today announced the appointment of Colin Rutherford as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Colin Rutherford currently serves on the Board and is Audit Committee Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers plc, a FTSE 250 restaurant, pub and bar operator. Colin is also on the Board and Audit Committee of the quoted Oil & Gas shipping and contracts services business, Renaissance Services SAOG, and on the Board and Audit Committee of Nasdaq quoted Evofem Biosciences Inc. He is Chairman of Brookgate Limited, a property development business. Colin graduated in Accountancy and Finance and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in 1984.

Following this appointment, the Board of NewRiver will be comprised of Margaret Ford (Non-Executive Chairman), Alastair Miller (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director), Kay Chaldecott (Independent Non-Executive Director), Colin Rutherford (Independent Non-Executive Director), Allan Lockhart (Chief Executive Officer), Mark Davies (Chief Financial Officer) and David Lockhart (Executive Deputy Chairman).

Margaret Ford, Non-Executive Chairman of NewRiver commented: “I am delighted to welcome Colin to the NewRiver Board. Colin brings with him a wealth of experience from his various leadership roles in public and private companies across a wide range of highly relevant sectors including retail, property development and leisure, pubs and hospitality.”

Colin will be appointed to the Board’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. The Company confirms that there is no further information about Colin requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.