– CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague – Avast PLC (LSE:AVST) today announced the appointment of Belinda Richards as an independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 7 June 2018. From this effective date, Ms. Richards will also be appointed to the Audit & Risk and Nomination Committees. As part of an internal reorganization of workload, Warren Finegold is stepping down from the Audit & Risk Committee on 7 June 2018.

Ms. Richards is currently on the Boards of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, Phoenix Group Holdings PLC, The Monks Investment Trust PLC and Schroder Japan Growth Fund PLC. In addition, Ms. Richards previously served on the Boards of Grainger PLC, Friends Life Group PLC, Balfour Beatty PLC, and Aviva UK Life and Pensions (the major subsidiary of Aviva PLC).

John Schwarz, Chairman, said: “The Board is focused on recruiting the right skill sets and industry expertise to support Avast’s next phase of growth as a public company. We are pleased to welcome Belinda Richards who is a seasoned public board member whose skill set complements our existing members’ expertise.”

Belinda Richards said: “Joining the Board of Avast is an important new position for me in an exciting industry. I am looking forward to working with the team that was behind the largest software IPO of all time on the London Stock Exchange to realise the significant potential for Avast.”

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