RNS Number : 5819G

Rubicon Diversified Investments PLC

02 July 2012

 Rubicon Diversified Investments Plc

("Rubicon" or the "Company" or "FastJet"; AIM: RUBI)

CEO Appointment

Rubicon Diversified Investments Plc announces the appointment of Ed Winter as Chief Executive Officer.  Commenting on this appointment, David Lenigas, Executive Chairman, said:

"The Company is delighted to have Ed Winter take up the CEO's position and join the board of Rubicon. His extensive experience of  operating successful airlines will assist greatly with optimising the Company existing operations in Africa and accelerate the roll-out of the new FastJet Low Cost Airline in Africa."

Edward William Bruce Winter (aged 65)

Ed has over 40 years of airline experience spanning from the traditional full service model of BOAC/British Airways through to one of the most successful low cost airlines, easyJet.

Ed started his aviation career as a pilot with BOAC.  He held a number of senior management positions within British Airways including Chief Pilot and Head of Operations BA Regional, Chief Pilot London Gatwick and Chief Pilot Long haul Aircraft.  He was a founder director and Chief Operating Officer of low cost airline Go, and grewthe airline profitably to 28 aircraft.

Following an MBO and the subsequent sale of Go to easyJet, Ed had the role of Integration Director whilst also acting as CEO of Go.  Once  the integration process at easyJet was complete, Ed served as Chief Operating Officer for four years steering the company through a period of rapid and profitable expansion, opening new bases across Europe and introducing the Airbus aircraft.  More recently, Ed served as Chief Executive Officer of NAS (National Air Services) in Saudi Arabia.

His directorships in the last five years are as follows:

Name                                                                   Further Detail

Woodstock Consulting Limited                Current

Ed has no interest in the share capital of the Company.

There are no other disclosures required in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Rubicon Diversified Investments Plc                                                     

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7 887 1421

Ed Winter

David Lenigas

Richard Blakesley

 

Citigate Dewe Rogerson (on behalf of Rubicon and FastJet)               

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7638 9571

Angharad Couch

Sally Marshak

Eleni Menikou

 

W.H. Ireland Ltd.                                                                                   

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 1666

James Joyce

Nick Field

 

Posted on 2nd July 2012