iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM), the secure cloud services company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Last as independent non-executive Chair, effective 12th June 2024. Richard’s appointment follows a thorough and comprehensive process undertaken by the Nomination Committee.

Richard is a seasoned board director with extensive experience across quoted and private companies in the technology services sector. Over the past six years, Richard has held Chair positions at Hyve Group Plc, Gamma Communications Plc, Arcontech Group Plc, and Servelec Group Plc. In addition to his private company board roles, Richard is currently Chair of Tribal Group Plc and Gresham Technologies Plc, as well as a non-executive director of Corero Network Security Plc.

As a result of Richard’s appointment, Lucy Dimes, who had assumed the role of Chair and CEO since September 2023, will step down as Chair and will continue on the Board as full-time CEO.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard Last said:

“In taking up the role of Chair, I was impressed by the leading position iomart has established in the cloud services marketplace, the strength of its customer relationships and the talent across the team. I am very much looking forward to working with the Board to leverage these strong foundations and support the Group in realising its growth ambitions.”

Lucy Dimes, CEO of iomart Group plc, commented:

“Since I took on the dual role of Chair and CEO in September 2023 we have been running a diligent process for a new Chair, and we are delighted to have attracted such an experienced and knowledgeable individual as Richard. His wealth of experience in M&A and growing many successful technology sector leaders will be a great asset as we drive forward the execution of our growth strategy.”

The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Richard Last, who is 66 years old, currently holds the following directorships:

· Ensco 1525 Limited

· Ensco 1520 Limited

· Gresham Technologies Plc

· Lynx 2020 Limited

· Tribal Group Plc

· Learn Solutions Limited

· Corero Network Security Plc

· Waste Management Systems Limited

· Hobbs Hole Limited

· Sphinx CST Ireland Limited (Dormant)

Former Directorships (previous 5 years):

· Heron UK Topco Limited

· Greenstone+ Limited

· Tribal Education Limited

· International Graduate Insight Group Ltd

· Tribal Holdings Limited

· Class Measures Limited

· Hyve Group Limited (formerly Hyve Group plc)

· BPDL Limited

· Gamma Communications Plc

· Lighthouse Group Limited

· Arcontech Group Plc

Additional disclosures:

Richard Last represented the Lynx Group on the board of Crown Products Group Plc for a period to May 1997. Subsequently in January 1998 Crown Products Group Plc went into receivership.

Richard Last was on the board of NMM Limited until 21 January 2005 (while it was named Lynx CT Solutions Limited). Subsequently in July 2005, NMM Limited was subject to a court order to compulsory wind up the company. The winding up was completed in November 2006, with the company liquidated in 2007.

Richard does not currently hold any shares, or any interest over shares, in the Company.

For further information:

iomart Group plc

Tel: 0141 931 6400

Lucy Dimes, Chief Executive Officer & Chair

Scott Cunningham, Chief Financial Officer

Investec Bank PLC (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: 020 7597 4000

Patrick Robb, Virginia Bull

Alma Strategic Communications

Tel: 020 3405 0205

Caroline Forde, Hilary Buchanan, Kinvara Verdon