RNS Number : 8879V

SEC Newgate S.p.A.

06 December 2019

6 December 2019

SEC Newgate S.p.A.

("SEC Newgate" or the "Group")

Appointment of Andrea Cornelli to SEC Newgate board of directors

-- Andrea Cornelli will be appointed to the board of SEC Newgate as Chief Innovation Officer effective from 9 December 2019

-- Andrea brings a wealth of experience in managing innovative integrated communications programmes to deliver significant strategic advantages to brands and corporations

SEC Newgate (AIM: SECG), the international communications, advocacy and research group, announces that Andrea Cornelli will be appointed Chief Innovation Officer effective from 9 December 2019.

Andrea is a senior manager in the communications industry whose knowhow and experience spans communications technology systems, design information, PR and strategic advice. A prominent communications adviser he has been a juror at numerous international communications awards ceremonies including Cannes Lions PR, Eurobest PR and Sabre PR, amongst others.

In 2013 he was appointed Global Partner of the Ketchum international network. After the merger between Ketchum, Fleishmann Hillard and Porter Novelli, in June 2017, he became Executive President of the new entity, Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG). As well as holding numerous senior managerial roles, Andrea also has considerable entrepreneurial experience as a founder of C&T in 1981, one of the first Italian companies dedicated to design information and communication technology systems and, until 2019, as President and CEO of Telemacus Srl, a digital market strategy business.

Fiorenzo Tagliabue, CEO of SEC Newgate, commented: "Innovation and integration sets our Group apart and Andrea's considerable experience in delivering highly integrated campaigns that mix traditional PR with digital and visual innovations will help us maintain our competitive advantage. Andrea has consistently enhanced the reputations and brand equity of his clients and his long years serving in international firms and deep entrepreneurial approach will contribute significantly to our growth process."

Andrea and a specialised team of strategic advisors, comprising of visual, digital and content experts, will be based in Milan and will support the Group efforts in pitching global prospects from the briefing stage through to delivery of robust, creative, research driven action plans.

Regulatory Information

In accordance with schedule 2 paragraph (g) the AIM Rules, the following information is disclosed in relation to Andrea Cornelli (aged 57):

Current Directorships and Partnerships

Cornelli Srl

Grifal S.p.a.

Previous Directorships and Partnerships held in last 5 years

Ketchum Public Relations Srl

Omnicom Public Relations Group Italy Srl

Telemacus Srl

Andrea Cornelli has no interest in ordinary shares in SEC Newgate.

Andrea Cornelli has confirmed that other than the information disclosed above, there is no further information in connection with his appointment required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

For further information please contact:

 SEC Newgate S.p.A. 
 Fiorenzo Tagliabue                       Telephone: +39 335 6008858 
  (Group CEO)                              tagliabue@secrp.com 
 Emma Kane (Deputy Group CEO,             Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3757 
  CEO Newgate Communications UK)           6860 
 Arden Partners 
  Richard Johnson/Benjamin Cryer/Ciaran     Telephone: +44 207 614 5900 

Notes to Editors

   --          Further information is available at www.secnewgate.com 

-- On 3 September 2019, SEC S.p.A. and Porta Communications Plc merged to create SEC Newgate S.p.A.

-- The Group's principal brands are: ACH (Spain); Cambre Associates (Belgium); Cambre Maroc (Morocco); Clai (France); Kohl PR (Germany); Martis Consulting (Poland); SEC Latam (Colombia); Newgate Communications (Abu Dhabi, Australia, Greater China, Singapore, UK); Newington (UK); Publicasity (UK); SEC Newgate S.p.A. (Italy); and 2112 (UK).

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