Arria NLG appoints Falcon Clouston to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Arria NLG plc (AIM: NLG) announced today that further to the Company’s announcement on 8 August 2016, the world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) and natural language generation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Falcon Robert Storer Clouston as an independent non-executive director of the Company, with immediate effect.

Falcon Clouston, aged 68, will serve as Deputy Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr Clouston brings with him thirty years of extensive New Zealand capital markets experience. Mr. Clouston is a New Zealand based professional director with a wealth of governance experience having served as a director and chairman of a number of public and private companies. Mr Clouston has also served on a number of regulatory boards including as a member of the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, on the appeal board of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and as a member of the New Zealand Securities Commission.

Additionally, Falcon Coulston has over 30 years’ experience in the financial service industry as a merchant banker and share broker in New Zealand. During this time he was a partner and director at Jarden’s/CSFB and a member of the New Zealand Stock Exchange. For the past 10 years Falcon Coulston has served as a professional company director. He is based in New Zealand.

As announced on 8 August 2016, with the appointment of Mr. Clouston, Mr. Michael Higgins has stepped down as a director of the Company with effect from today. Mr Higgins has served as Arria NLG’s UK based non-executive director since its admission to AIM in December 2013.

Sharon Daniels, Chairman and Interim Chief Executive, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Falcon onto the Board and believe his range and breadth of experience will be an asset to the company and the Board as we transition through to the next stage of our expansion. I would like to personally thank Michael for his dedication to Arria and the contributions and invaluable leadership he provided the Company over the years.”

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Arria NLG’s core product is known as the Arria NLG Platform, a form of artificial intelligence software, specialised in extracting information from complex data sources and communicating that information in natural language (i.e. as if written by a human). The scientific foundation for the Arria NLG Platform is based on more than 30 years of research and development by the Arria|Data2Text Founders at the University of Aberdeen.

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