– UK, Rotherham – Fishing Republic (AIM:FISH), the fishing tackle retailer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Iain McDonald as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 March 2017.

Iain has over 20 years’ experience in investment, in particular in the retail and e-commerce sectors. Over the last 10 years, he has been investing directly into the online and technology sectors and a number of Iain’s long-term investments have been into the most successful e-commerce businesses in Europe. These include The Hut Group Limited, ASOS plc, Boohoo.com plc, MetaPack Limited and Anatwine Limited.

Iain previously worked in investment banking at Numis Securities and ING Barings-Charterhouse, where he specialised in retail and e-commerce companies.

James Newman, Chairman of Fishing Republic, commented: “I am delighted welcome Iain to the Board of Fishing Republic. He brings with him a wealth of experience in both the retail and e-commerce sectors, which will be very valuable to the Company as we continue to implement our growth strategy.”

About Fishing Republic plc

Fishing Republic is one of the largest fishing tackle retailers in the UK. Established in 1985, the Company caters for all types of anglers: coarse, carp, game and sea fishing. It operates a chain of ‘destination’ retail outlets and has an online presence through its own websites and through third party online retailers.

For more information : http://www.fishingrepublic.net

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