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Dialight Appoints Non-Executive Chairman

Neil Johnson

Dialight plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Johnson as its Non-executive Chairman, effective May 17, 2023. David Thomas will step down from the Chair role at the conclusion of the annual general meeting on May 16, 2023. On the appointment, Johnson will also become a member and chair of the Nominations Committee.

Johnson has considerable experience in international business development and a varied range of strategic corporate activity in multiple sectors and geographies. He is currently Chairman of QinetiQ Plc, the FTSE250 leading science and engineering company, Chairman of Unbound Group plc, the AIM listed online multi-brand retail platform, and is Deputy Chairman of the Business Growth Fund, an independent investment company supporting UK SMEs.

Johnson has also held a number of senior Board roles, including Chairman of Synthomer plc, Motability Operations Group plc, e2v technologies plc and Centaur Media Plc. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the RAC and chaired telematics company Cybit Holdings Plc through IPO and ultimate sale to a US private equity firm in 2010.

Johnson commented, “I am delighted to be joining the board of Dialight and to be succeeding David. It is clear that there is substantial potential in Dialight and I am looking forward to working with the board of directors and the wider executive team to drive growth and shareholder value in the business.”

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