ECO Animal Health appoints Richard Wood to its Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chairman

– UK, London –  ECO Animal Health Group plc (LON:EAH) announces that Peter Lawrence, having been with the Company since 1972 when he founded the business, will step down from his role as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from today. The Company also announces that Richard Wood has been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company, also effective today. Peter and Richard will work closely together over the next few months to ensure an orderly handover of duties.

Peter Lawrence commented: “It has been my pleasure to work with the Company and its loyal employees and customers over the past 47 years. We are delighted that Richard has agreed to replace me as chairman, as he has vast industry knowledge and City experience which will allow him to lead the executive team during the Company’s next stage of growth.”

Marc Loomes commented: “On behalf of the Board I would like to sincerely thank Peter for his enormous contribution to the growth and development of the Company during his time with the business. We are delighted that Richard has agreed to take over the role of Chairman, as he brings significant sector and City experience to the Board. This experience will help support the expansion plans of ECO Animal Health, including investment in product development programmes and the broadening of our portfolio offer and new geographical presence.”

About Richard Wood

Richard Wood has considerable global animal health experience having built Genus plc from a small company privatised by the government, into a world leading animal genetics company. Richard currently sits on the board of Anpario plc as Senior Independent Director. Richard was previously a non-executive director of Avon Rubber plc and was also chairman of Ocean Harvest Technology Inc, a small manufacturer of therapeutic animal feeds using seaweeds.

Richard Wood commented: “I am delighted to succeed Peter Lawrence as Chairman. ECO Animal Health is an excellent business with a highly committed team. I have been impressed by the achievements of the management and I look forward to working with them to deliver the next stage of ECO Animal Health’s growth.”

About ECO Animal Health Ltd

ECO Animal Health based in London U.K. is a leader in the development, registration and marketing of pharmaceutical products for global animal health markets. Its products for these growth markets promote well-being in animals and include the novel antimicrobial, Aivlosin, as well as a range of generic therapeutic products.

For more information : http://www.ecoanimalhealth.com

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