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Wednesday 01 July, 2020

Ultra Electronics

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 7414R
Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC
01 July 2020


For Immediate Release  1 July 2020

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc

("Ultra" or "the Group")



Ultra is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant General (retired) Ken Hunzeker to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director from today, 1 July 2020.

Ken is a US national, with a strong military, defense and US Government background. H e retired from the US Army in 2010, after 35 years active service . After retiring from the military, Ken held the position of CEO of VECTRUS a US Government Services Contractor who specialise in Information Technology and Network Communication services

During his military service, Ken was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.  As an Army Officer, he completed several tours within the Pentagon focused on developing and resourcing the US Defense Services.  He also served on multiple tours in Iraq working with Coalition Forces.

Ken holds a Non-Executive Directors position with TRAX International, serves on the Board of the "Wounded Warrior Project" and is an Ambassador for "Homes for our Troops".

Tony Rice, Chair, commented:

"We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Ken as Non-Executive Director. Ken has huge experience of US Defense, Ultra's largest market, significant knowledge of our key technologies and the customers who use them daily. His appointment reflects Ultra's increasing focus on the defence market across the five-eyes nations. We are confident Ken will add to our existing varied experience on the Board and will be of great benefit to Ultra. "


Ken Hunzeker commented:

"Ultra is a brilliant Company with significant opportunities to grow in its key markets. I'm very pleased to be joining the team at such an important time in Ultra's history and I'm looking forward to working with the incredible talent across the Group to take this business from good to great." 


This announcement is made in accordance with paragraph 9.6.11 of the Listing Rules. There are no details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules.



Ultra Electronics Holdings plc


Simon Pryce, Chief Executive

Jos Sclater, Chief Financial Officer

0208 813 4307


Gabby Colley, Head of Investor Relations

07891 206239

[email protected]



MHP Communications

020 3128 8771

Tim Rowntree /Pete Lambie



About Ultra:

Ultra is an application engineer. We apply our unique capabilities to solve our customers' most complex problems in mission critical and intelligent systems. Our core markets are defence, security, critical detection & control markets.

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