Allied Minds announces Jeff Rohr as new Chairman of the Board alongside Harry Rein as Senior Independent Director

– USA, MA –  Allied Minds PLC (LON: ALM), today announces changes to the board of directors to align with the company’s previously announced strategy and its stated cost reduction targets.

Peter Dolan and Kevin Sharer, Chairman and Senior Independent Director, respectively, will retire from the board of directors effective from the end of the Company’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on 28 June 2019.

Jeff Rohr and Harry Rein, both current Non-Executive Directors of Allied Minds, will assume the Chairman and Senior Independent Director roles, respectively, from this date.

Following the AGM, the Company’s Audit Committee will be chaired by Fritz Foley, the Nomination Committee will be chaired by Jeff Rohr, and the Remuneration Committee will be chaired by Harry Rein. Each committee will consist of 3 Non-Executive Directors.

In total, the board will consist of 5 directors, of which 3 will be independent Non-Executive Directors, with Co-CEOs Mike Turner and Joe Pignato serving as Executive Directors.

Jeff Rohr commented “I am looking forward to becoming Chairman of the board of Allied Minds and to continuing to work closely with my colleagues on the board for the benefit of our shareholders. Allied Minds is at an inflexion point, with a new leadership team and strategy. We are narrowing our focus to a limited number of portfolio companies and aggressively controlling costs. We are excited about the portfolio and our ability to deliver returns to shareholders. In the nearer term, we are particularly optimistic about Hawkeye 360, Federated Wireless and Spin Memory. These are highly-innovative companies led by dynamic management teams. The board will do everything possible to maximize shareholder value and drive monetization of the portfolio. On behalf of the board, I extend our deep appreciation to Peter Dolan and Kevin Sharer for their leadership, dedication, and commitment to the Company for the past five years.”

Peter Dolan commented “Allied Minds has a new strategy, new leadership primed to execute the strategy and some very promising companies backed by both strategic and financial investors. The Company is on the brink of growing meaningful revenue platforms at HawkEye 360, Federated Wireless and Spin Memory. We wish the new management and the board all the success in delivering on the promise of the Allied Minds portfolio.”

About Allied Minds

Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on early-stage company development within the technology and life science sectors. With origination relationships that span US federal laboratories, universities, and leading US corporations, Allied Minds historically created, and now operates and funds, a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders. Based in Boston, Allied Minds supports its businesses with capital, management, expertise and shared services.

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