Avanti Communications announces John Slamecka to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Avanti Communications Group plc (LON:AVN), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, today announced 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.’

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