Appointment of Senior Advisor

17 September 2019

Fox Marble Holdings plc

(“Fox Marble” or the “Company”)

Appointment of Senior Advisor

 

Fox Marble, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Nicolson to the role of Senior Advisor with immediate effect. He will provide advice on strategy, business planning and performance improvement. It is intended that Don will join the board of Fox Marble Holdings Plc as Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director in due course providing increased capacity and capability to the business.

 

Don is a senior business leader with over 35 years’ experience in the extractive industries (oil, gas, mining and natural stone). He has held multiple Board and senior executive roles both in the UK and internationally. This included 26 years with BP where he ran oil and gas businesses in the UK, United States and Canada. Some of his key roles included being Director North Sea, Chief of Staff to BP CEO (E&P) and VP BP Alaska. He also has significant Board level experience in mining, both in the UK and South Africa including CEO and Executive Vice Chairman roles.

 

One of Don’s most recent roles was that of Chairman, and interim CEO of Levantina –The Natural Stone Company, headquartered in Spain. Levantina is a world leader in the quarrying, processing and marketing of natural stone. It is one of the largest companies in the sector, operates several quarries including El Coto, believed to be the largest Crema Marfil quarry in the world. The company distributes and markets natural stone products to multiple countries around the globe.

 

Andrew Allner, Chairman, commented “We are very pleased to secure Don’s services for Fox Marble and look forward to benefitting from Don’s wide-ranging international Board and Executive skills, and in particular his Natural Stone industry experience and connections which will be of enormous relevance as we continue to grow the core business in addition to focusing on winning the recently announced €195 million law suit against the government of Kosovo in the relevant arbitration court in London.”

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014

 

For more information on Fox Marble please visit www.foxmarble.net or contact:

 

Fox Marble Holdings plc

 

Chris Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

Fiona Hadfield, Finance Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7380 0999

 

 

Brandon Hill Capital (Joint Broker)

 

Oliver Stansfield

Optiva Securities (Joint Broker)

Christian Dennis / Jeremy King

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 5000

 

Tel: +44 (0) 7712 620 936  

 

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad)

 

Liam Murray / Sandy Jamieson

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

 

 

Notes to Editors:

Fox Marble (AIM:FOX), is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.  

Its marble products including Alexandrian White, Alexandrian Blue, produced from the Company’s Prilep quarry in Macedonia, and Breccia Paridisea and Rosso Cait and Grigio Argento, produced from its quarries in Kosovo, are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties.

In the UK these include among others St George’s Homes and Capital and Counties Plc’s Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia’s most expensive residential property. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox’s premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world. 

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing and Fox is capitalising on this growth internationally.