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Appointment of a New Non-Executive Director

G4S plc, the leading global, integrated security company, today announces the appointment of Ian Springett as a non-executive director of its board from 1 January 2017.

Upon appointment, Mr Springett will become chairman of the board’s Audit Committee as well as a member of its Risk Committee.

Commenting on the new appointment, John Connolly, G4S chairman, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Ian Springett to our board. Ian has a range of experiences and expertise which will be very valuable to our board, including extensive periods working in a number of countries around the world, significant involvement in a contracting environment and the necessary finance and accounting background to enable him to lead our Audit Committee.”

Ian Springett

Ian Springett is the chief financial officer and a director of Tullow Oil plc and has held that position since 2008.  Ian is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Coopers & Lybrand in London. Prior to joining Tullow Oil, Ian worked at BP for 23 years where he gained extensive international experience and held a number of senior positions, including vice-president of BP Finance, CFO for the United States and he also served as a business unit leader in Alaska.

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