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Tuesday 07 April, 2020

Codemasters Grp Hldg

Correction: Board Appointment

RNS Number : 0769J
Codemasters Group Holdings PLC
07 April 2020

7 April 2020

Correction: The 'Board Appointment' announcement released on 7 April 2020 at 7:01 under RNS number 9753I, should have read "Lisa was UK Group CEO of M&C Saatchi, one of the world's most recognised advertising agencies, from 2010 until 2015",   rather than "Lisa was Group CEO of M&C Saatchi, one of the world's most recognised advertising agencies, from 2010 until 2019" as originally issued.   The corrected full text of the announcement is provided below.


Codemasters Group Holdings Plc

("Codemasters" or the "Company")

Board Appointment



Codemasters Group Holdings plc, the award-winning British video game developer and publisher specialising in high-quality racing games, is pleased to announce it has appointed Lisa Thomas as an independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Following this appointment, Lisa will Chair the Company's Remuneration Committee.


Lisa Thomas is a highly experienced consumer marketer with over 32 years of experience. She is currently Global Chief Brand Officer of Virgin and Managing Director of Virgin Enterprises, a post that she has held since 2016. Featured in Campaign's Power 100 for 2019, Lisa leads the Virgin brand globally across their five core sectors and is responsible for their brand licensing business VEL.   Previously, Lisa was UK Group CEO of M&C Saatchi, one of the world's most recognised advertising agencies, from 2010 until 2015, and was concurrently Chairman of LIDA, the creative agency that she founded and which specialised in customer communications as part of the M&C Saatchi Group.  She is currently President of WACL (Women in Advertising and Communications London).



Frank Sagnier, Chief Executive of Codemasters, commented:


"Lisa has spent her career at the forefront of consumer engagement and brand building, achieving great success in leading some of the world's most recognised agencies and brands. She has invaluable insight into consumer behaviour and the relationships between brands and their customers. At Codemasters our relationship with our loyal gamers is all important and I look forward to being able to draw on Lisa's experience and expertise as we look to strengthen them even further."



Additional Information


Lisa Victoria Thomas (aged 53) holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:


Current directorships or partnerships

Previous directorships or partnerships

Virgin Red Limited

Eclipse Film Partners No. 23 LLP

Gather (Forum) Ltd

Human Digital Limited

WACL Limited

LIDA Limited

Virgin Start Up Limited

The Source (London) Limited

Virgin UK Holdings Limited

M&C Saatchi Merlin Limited

Virgin Management Limited

The Source (W1) LLP

VAL TM (Holdings) Limited

Lean Mean Fighting Machine Ltd

VAL TM Limited

Primary Colours Education Limited

Virgin Enterprises Limited


Virgin Aviation TM Limited Limited


VRL Limited


MIMO Brands Limited


Clyde Films LLP


Cherwell Films LLP


Derwent Films LLP


Medway Films LLP


Mole Films LLP



Lisa Thomas has confirmed that, other than the information disclosed above, there is no further information in connection with her appointment required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.







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Codemasters (AIM:CDM) is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The Company specialises in high-quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of video games. In December 2019, Codemasters acquired Slightly Mad Studios, creators and developers of award-winning IP including the Project CARS franchise and Fast & Furious Crossroads.

Codemasters' LEI number is: 213800NOITSDQVNP5W91


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