– UK, Richmond – Vitec Group plc (LSE:VTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Thomson to the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 November 2015. Caroline will be appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, succeeding Carolyn Fairbairn, who will leave the Board on 31 October 2015 as previously announced. Caroline will also be a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Commenting on the appointment, John McDonough, Vitec’s Chairman said: “I would like to welcome Caroline to the Board of Vitec. Caroline brings extensive experience of the broadcast sector that will be invaluable in the execution of our strategy.”

Caroline Thomson is currently Chair of Digital UK, a Non-Executive Director of CN Group, Deputy Chair of the National Gallery, Executive Director of English National Ballet, a Trustee of Tullie House Gallery and a Non-Executive Director of the Advisory Board to the Shareholder Executive. Until September 2012 Caroline was Chief Operating Officer at the BBC, serving for 12 years as a member of the Executive Board. Caroline also worked at Channel Four for 11 years, including as Head of Corporate Affairs. Caroline has a degree in History and Economics and received an Honorary doctorate from York University in 2013.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group

Vitec is a global provider of premium branded products and services to the Broadcast and Photographic markets. Vitec is listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2014 revenue of £309.6 million.

The Group is organised in two Divisions:

The Broadcast Division designs, manufactures and distributes premium branded products for broadcasting, film and video production for broadcasters and independent content creators. It also provides premium services including equipment rental and technical solutions to TV production teams and film crews.

The Photographic Division designs, manufactures and distributes premium branded equipment and provides dedicated solutions to professional and non-professional image takers.

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