U+I (U and I Group) appoints Richard Upton as CEO

– UK, London –  U and I Group PLC (LON: UAI), the specialist regeneration developer and investor, today announced the appointment of current Chief Development Officer Richard Upton as CEO effective immediately, succeeding Matthew Weiner who is stepping down from his role as CEO but will remain on the Board as an Executive Director, until the end of May.

“I am delighted to announce Richard Upton’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Richard has been an entrepreneurial driving force in several property businesses and is passionate about regeneration. His vision, leadership, and energy will help the Group enormously in the next stage of its development. The Board wishes him every success and confidence in delivering the significant underlying value in our schemes for our shareholders.” said Board Chairman, Peter Williams.

U+I also announces that Marcus Shepherd is stepping down from the Board and his role as Chief Financial and Operating Officer after the completion of the results for the year ending 31 March 2021.

Peter Williams added: “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank both Matthew and Marcus for the huge contribution they have made in creating the distinctive U+I brand we have today…”

About Richard Upton

Richard was the founder and Chief Executive of specialist regeneration property developer Cathedral Group, which was acquired by U+I in May 2014. He will be supported in the delivery of the strategy by the four-strong Senior Management Team, formed in 2020, that will run the day-to-day operations of the Company, reporting to the Board. This comprises Mike Hood, who joined as Director of Development in July 2020, Martyn Evans, Mark Richardson, and Malcolm Hockaday.

About U and I Group PLC

U+I is a specialist regeneration developer and investor.

With a £10.5 billion portfolio of complex, mixed-use, community-focused regeneration projects including a £120.6 million investment portfolio, we are unlocking urban sites bristling with potential in the London City Region (within one hour’s commute from Central London), Manchester, and Dublin. We exist to create long-term socioeconomic benefit for the communities in which we work, delivering sustainable returns to our shareholders.

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