RNS Number : 9472G
Northgate PLC
20 May 2011

20 May 2011






Northgate plc ("Northgate"), the UK and Spain's leading specialist in light commercial vehicle hire, announces the following Board appointment.

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Muir as Finance Director with immediate effect.  Chris, 35, originally joined Northgate as Group Accountant in 2003, being appointed Group Financial Controller in March 2004 and UK Finance Director in May 2006.  Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1999, Chris worked for Deloitte LLP from 1997 until 2003, leaving as a manager.  Chris has a first class honours degree in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Bob Contreras, Chief Executive, commented:

"Chris has been selected following an extensive search process involving internal and external candidates.  He has an extensive working knowledge of the business and has worked for Northgate in a wide range of finance positions demonstrating that he has the capability to be an outstanding finance director"

There are no matters which require to be disclosed under rule 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

The preliminary results for the year ended 30 April 2011 will be announced on 30 June 2011.



For further information, please contact:


Northgate plc

01325 467558

Bob Contreras, Chief Executive



0203 128 8764

Andrew Jaques


Barnaby Fry


Anthony Arthur




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