Directorate Change - 12 May 2015

fastjet plc

("fastjet" or the “Company”)

12 May 2015

Directorate Change

The Company is pleased to announce that Bryan Collings has been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Bryan founded, and is the sole shareholder of, Coppin Collings Limited. He owns equity stakes in and is Chairman of numerous businesses through Coppin Collings.

Bryan founded and was Managing Partner of HEXAM Capital Partners LLP in 2006 until 2012. During that period he increased the assets at HEXAM from some $13 million seed investment to a peak of almost $2 billion. He purchased a 52% stake in HEXAM from Standard Life Investments, inter alia, in December 2014.

His previous experience is Executive positions at Baring Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management, and Invesco. Bryan is a previous recipient of investment awards in the UK, and holds a M.Sc. in Economics and a CFA.

The names of all companies and partnerships of which Bryan Alexander Coppin Collings, aged 49, has been a director or partner at any time in the previous five years are set out below:

Company

Status                                                                

HEXAM Capital Partners LLP

Current

Coppin Collings Limited

Current   

Ohmworx Limited

Current

Hexagon Asset Management LLP

Previous

Bryan is the 100% shareholder in Coppin Collings Limited which in turn owns 52% of HEXAM Capital Partners LLP. HEXAM Capital Partners LLP holds 11,087,504 Ordinary Shares in the Company, representing approximately 16.69% of the issued share capital of the Company.

There are no other matters which are required to be announced pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 to the AIM Rules.

Ends

For more information, contact:

UK media - Citigate Dewe Rogerson                                                   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7638 9571

Angharad Couch

Toby Moore

Nick Hayns

South African media - Tribeca Public Relations                                   Tel:  +27 (0) 11 208 5500

Cian Mac Eochaidh

Kelly Webster

For investor enquiries please contact:

W.H. Ireland Ltd. – Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker                     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 1666

James Joyce

Mark Leonard

Liberum Capital Limited – Joint Broker                                                Tel:  +44 (0)20 3100 2222
Clayton Bush

Christopher Britton

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

About fastjet plc

fastjet plc is the holding company of the low cost airline fastjet which commenced flights under the fastjet brand in Tanzania in November 2012.  The airline introduced Airbus A319s into its fleet.  By adhering to international standards of safety, quality, security and reliability; fastjet has brought a new flying experience to the African market at unprecedented low prices. fastjet is implementing the low-cost model across Africa and its long-term strategy is to become the continent's first low-cost, pan-African airline.  fastjet plc is also the holding company of Fly540 Ghana and Angola where operations are currently suspended.

The results of a customer satisfaction survey showed that 100% of customers were likely to recommend fastjet to a friend. In developing its strong brand and identity, fastjet has won and been nominated for a number of awards, including winning three Transform awards for the rebrand and launch of fastjet and the award for "Brand Strategy of the Year" at 2014’s Drum Marketing Awards in London.

fastjet plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.

For more information see www.fastjet.com

Posted on 12th May 2015