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Vela Technologies PLC
23 July 2021

23 July 2021


Vela Technologies plc

("Vela" or "the Company")


Update re proposed board appointment


The Board of Vela (AIM: VELA) announces that, following on from the announcement released by the Company on 31 July 2020 and the update provided by the Company on 23 February 2021 that it intended to appoint a further director to the Board, it is in advanced stages of appointing an executive director. The Board anticipates completing this appointment by the end of August 2021.

The proposed board appointment remains subject to approval from the Company's nominated adviser and completion of the customary due diligence process to satisfy itself as to board composition and independence and the suitability of a proposed director for the purposes of the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers.

As previously announced, the Company had intended to strengthen the Board through the appointment of a further non-executive director. However, discussions regarding the previously identified non-executive candidate did not materialise into a board appointment. Notwithstanding the proposed appointment of an additional executive director to the Board, the Company still intends to appoint a further non-executive director to the board in due course.

Further announcements will be made at the appropriate time with regards to the proposed board appointments.

For further information, please contact:


Vela Technologies plc

Brent Fitzpatrick, Non-Executive Chairman

James Normand, Executive Director


Tel: +44 (0) 7421 728875

Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3328 5656

Nick Athanas / Piers Shimwell


Peterhouse Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7469 0930

Lucy Williams / Duncan Vasey / Eran Zucker 





About Vela Technologies   


Vela Technologies (AIM: VELA) is an investing company focused on early stage and pre-IPO long term disruptive technology investments. Vela's investee companies have either developed ways of utilising technology or are developing technology with a view to disrupting the businesses or sector in which they operate. Vela Technologies will also invest in listed companies where valuations may offer additional opportunities.

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