Origin Enterprises announces Kate Allum and Christopher Richards to its Board as Non-Executive Directors

– IRELAND, Dublin – Origin Enterprises plc announces the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors. Ms. Kate Allum and Dr. Christopher Richards will be appointed to the Board with effect from 1 October 2015 along with Mr. Gary Britton and Ms. Rose Hynes whose appointments were announced on 23 September 2015.

Ms. Kate Allum is currently a Non-Executive Director at Cranswick plc where she is a member of both the Audit and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. She has also previously held a number of senior roles in the food and agricultural sector, including Chief Executive of First Milk Limited and Head of European Supply Chain for McDonald’s Restaurants.

Dr. Christopher Richards has more than 30 years international experience in the agriculture industry and currently farms in the West of England. He is Chairman of Plant Health Care plc, a Non-Executive Director of Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc where he also chairs the Remuneration Committee, and a Non-Executive Director of Cibus Global. Chris previously spent 20 years in various leadership roles with Syngenta and its predecessor companies before serving as CEO and, later, Non-Executive Chairman of Arysta LifeScience. Chris holds an MA in Zoology and a D. Phil. in Ecology from Oxford University and was previously a researcher with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Commenting on the announcement, Owen Killian, Chairman said: ‘Following on from our recent announcement in relation to the appointment of Gary Britton and Rose Hynes, I am now delighted to also welcome Kate and Christopher to the Board of Origin. They bring along extensive experience in the UK food and agricultural sector and I look forward to their contribution to the enlarged Origin Board.’

About Origin Enterprises plc

Origin Enterprises plc is a focused Agri-Services group providing on-farm advice and the supply of agri-inputs. The Agri-Services business through its manufacturing and distribution operations in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Poland, Ukraine and Romania has leading market positions in the supply of specialist agronomy services, crop nutrition and feed ingredients. The Group is listed on the ESM and AIM markets of the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.

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