RNS Number : 3160O
Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC
28 January 2019



Ultra Electronics Holdings plc

("Ultra" or "the Group")



As announced on 18 December 2018, Tony Rice was today appointed as Chair of the Board of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc.  

Tony is Chair of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC, the Senior Independent Director of Halma plc, and was formerly the Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Spirit Pub Company plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Whittington Hospital Trust. Earlier in his career, Tony was CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications plc, CEO of Tunstall plc and held a number of senior roles in BAE Systems plc. Tony has a BA in Business Studies from City of London College and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Please refer to the announcement made on 18 December 2018 for further details.

This announcement is made in accordance with paragraph 9.6.11R of the Listing Rules. There are no additional details on Tony Rice to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.


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Ultra Electronics Holdings plc                                                                                                                                                 

Cherise Trumper, Assistant Company Secretary


+44 (0)208 813 4321                                                                                                                                                                  





Further information about Ultra:

Ultra Electronics is a group of businesses which manage a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products in the defence & aerospace, security & cyber, transport and energy markets by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.


Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its specialist capabilities and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support multiple prime contractors in each of its sectors. 


Ultra's systems, equipment or services are often mission or safety-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra's positions for the long term which underpins the financial performance of the Group.


Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches.


The Group has a flat structure and small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that the businesses provide to their customers. In addition this team formulates Ultra's overarching, corporate strategy.


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