Assura appoints Jonathan Murphy as group CEO

– UK, Warrington – Assura PLC (LSE:AGR), announces that the Board has today appointed Jonathan Murphy as the Group’s new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Jonathan has been Interim CEO since 3 October 2016 and Finance Director since 2 January 2013 and therefore brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to the role.

The Board will now commence a search for a new Finance Director.

Simon Laffin, Non-Executive Chairman, said: “During the last few months as Interim CEO, Jonathan Murphy has proved himself a very capable leader of Assura. The Board believes that he is the right person to take the Group forward and we are delighted to confirm him permanently in the role of Chief Executive Officer.”

Jonathan Murphy said: “Assura continues to trade well with further strong growth, as shown by our recent trading update. I am very excited to get this opportunity to lead Assura as it creates value for shareholders and provides capital to the primary care sector, particularly now as the NHS needs more services from the sector to improve care for patients.”

About Assura plc

Assura, a constituent of the FTSE 250 and the EPRA* indices, is a UK REIT and long-term investor in and developer of primary care property. The company, headquartered in Warrington, works with GPs, health professionals and the NHS to create innovative property solutions in order to facilitate delivery of high quality patient care in the community. At 30 September 2016, Assura’s property portfolio was valued at £1,227 million.

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