John Laing Group appoints Will Samuel to its Board of Directors as Non-Executive Director and Chairman designate

– UK, London –  John Laing Group plc (LSE: JLG) today announced the appointment of Will Samuel as Non-Executive Chairman Designate (“Chairman Designate”).

Will Samuel will be appointed to the Board of directors of John Laing and take up his non-executive responsibilities as Chairman Designate with immediate effect. He will subsequently succeed Dr Phil Nolan as Non-Executive Chairman (“Chairman”), who will step down from the Board following John Laing’s Annual General Meeting on 10 May 2018, having served as Chairman since early 2010.

Phil Nolan said: “I am delighted that Will is joining the Board to be its next Chairman. After eight years as Chairman, I will depart knowing that the Board and the Company are in very good hands.”

On his appointment, Will Samuel commented: “John Laing has a proven track record in identifying strong investment opportunities in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors. Demand for both is increasing around the world and the Company is well placed to take advantage of this. I look forward to working with the management team and Board to realise further these opportunities.”

Will is also Chairman of Tilney Group Limited and TSB Bank plc. He joins John Laing having held a number of additional senior positions throughout his career.

Will Samuel has confirmed that in the previous five years he has also been a director of the following publicly quoted companies: Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc, The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc, Howden Joinery Group plc and Inchcape plc. None of these directorships is continuing.

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