15 November 2018

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti” or the “Group”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Slámečka as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 December 2018.

John currently leads the Global Account Solutions-EMEA team for AT&T as region president. John joined AT&T in 1986, serving strategic and executive leadership roles in marketing, asset protection, sales, product and finance in Europe and Latin America. In 2001, Mr. Slámečka founded and served as chief executive officer at Klarium SARL and was a director of March Networks Corporation from 1 February 2010 until its sale to Infinova in June of 2012.

In addition to the above directorate change, the Company announces that Andy Green, Non-Executive Director of the Company, will step down from the Board on 31 January 2019. The Company also announces that Alan Harper, Non-Executive Director, has been appointed as Deputy Chairman and will replace Andy Green as Senior Independent Director with effect from 1 February 2019.

Paul Walsh, Chairman, commented:
‘I would like to thank Andy for his steadfast contributions through what has been a period of incredible change.

I would also like to welcome John to the Board. John will, I’m sure, add significantly to Avanti over the coming months.

Finally with these changes we appoint Alan to Deputy Chairman. Alan did a fine job as our interim CEO and it is therefore appropriate to see him in his new expanded role.’

For further information, please contact:
Avanti: Nigel Fox, +44 (0)207 749 1600
Cenkos Securities: Max Hartley (Nomad) / Nicholas Wells, +44 (0)207 397 8900
Montfort: Nick Miles / James Olley, +44 (0)203 770 7909
Redleaf: Ralph Anderson

Appendix

Full name (age):
John Vladimir Slámečka (54)

Current directorships:
None

Previous directorships / partnerships (in the last five years):
None

As at today’s date, Mr Slámečka does not hold any ordinary shares in the capital of the Company.

There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of Mr Slámečka’s appointment.

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