– UK, Coventry – Further to its announcement on 2 February 2015 that Neil Smith had been appointed as its Group Chief Executive, Sprue (AIM: SPRP) is pleased to announce that Neil has joined the Board with immediate effect.

Neil has a background as a successful senior leader with strategic retail and brand experience gained at market leading blue chip, multi-channel businesses spanning Kingfisher plc (B&Q), Halfords Group plc, Home Retail Group plc and Boots Retail Group. In addition, Neil has extensive knowledge and success of Far East sourcing, brand development and international retailing. Neil holds a degree in Business Studies and a Diploma in Marketing.

Commenting on the appointment, Graham Whitworth said: “I am delighted to announce that Neil has joined the Board following his appointment as Group Chief Executive in January. He has a great business background with the combination of skills necessary to strengthen the Company and we are looking forward to working closely with him.”

About Sprue Aegis plc

With its head office in Coventry, UK, Sprue is one of Europe’s leading home safety products suppliers and manufactures one of the world’s smallest carbon monoxide sensors for use in carbon monoxide alarms. Sprue designs and sells smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and other safety related products throughout Europe under the FireAngel, AngelEye, Pace Sensors, First Alert, BRK and Dicon brands. Sprue enjoys a strong European market presence, a leading UK retail footprint, is the supplier of choice to the UK’s Fire and Rescue Services and continues to develop its market share in the trade sector in the UK. Sprue has an established network of independent distributors within Continental Europe providing access into these key growth markets through local partners.

Sprue has patented technology in Europe, the US and other selected territories and its range of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is independently certified to the latest European standards.

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