Rightster Group plc – Directorate changes and new NOMAD

November 17th, 2015

Rightster Group plc

(“Rightster” or the “Group” or the “Company)

Rightster announces new Chief Executive, directorate changes and appointment of new Nomad and broker


Further to the announcement of 26 October 2015, Rightster Group plc (LSE AIM: RSTR), the digital video distribution and monetisation network, is pleased to confirm the appointment of the new management team to the board, effective immediately.

Ashley MacKenzie, previously co-founder and CEO of Base79 Limited, is appointed CEO. Richard Mansell, previously co-founder and COO of Base79 Limited, has been appointed chief operating officer. Sir Robin Miller, formerly Chief Executive and Chairman of Emap plc, one of the UK’s leading media groups, is appointed as non-executive Chairman. Mark Cranmer, a former global executive director of Dentsu Aegis, is appointed non-executive director.

Patrick Walker, has stepped down as CEO and will continue to serve on the board as a non-executive director. Mark Lieberman (non-executive chairman), Michael Broughton (non-executive director) and David Mathewson (non-executive director) have stepped down from the board.

Niall Dore (CFO) and Jack Barnett (non-executive director) will continue on the board in their current roles.

In addition to the above board changes, Rightster is also pleased to announce the appointment of Westhouse Securities Limited as the Company’s nominated adviser and sole broker with immediate effect.


Ashley MacKenzie, CEO, commented:

“I’m delighted to be leading Rightster into its next phase, joined by an experienced and accomplished board. We look forward to combining our skills and expertise to strengthen the Company and deliver value for our shareholders. ”



For further information please contact:

Rightster Group plc.
Ashley MacKenzie (CEO) / Niall Dore (CFO)
Via Newgate

Raine Advisors Limited
Zahra Hassan
Tel: 020 3695 8605

Westhouse Securities Limited
Richard Johnson / Robert Finlay
Tel: 020 7601 6100

Tim Thompson/ Adam Lloyd/ Robyn McConnachie
Tel: 020 7653 9850


The following information is disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in relation to the new directors:

* shareholdings below are inclusive of new shares, as detailed in the Company’s Issue of Equity announcement today


Ashley Calder MacKenzie (Age 43)

Current Directorships:

Anativ Ltd

Previous Directorships (held in past 5 years):

Base79 Iberia SL
Base79 Sarl
Base79 Inc
Base79 Limited
A Spokesman Said Limited


Ashley MacKenzie is interested in 20,959,543 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the Company (“Shares”)*


Richard Charles Mansell (Age 39)

Current Directorships:

Anativ Ltd

Previous Directorships (held in past 5 years):

Base79 Iberia SL
Base79 Sarl
Base79 Inc
Base79 Limited


Richard Mansell is interested in 11,295,276 Shares*


Sir Robert (Robin) William Miller (Age 74)

Current Directorships:

Amistha Holdings Limited
Bikesportnews.com Limited
Butler Tanner & Dennis Limited (in liquidation)
Butler, Tanner & Dennis Holdings Limited
Butler, Tanner & Dennis Maps Limited
Crash Media Group Limited
Dennis Maps Limited
DigitalBox Group Limited
East of England Showground Services Limited
Edge Performance VCT plc
Gruppo Media Limited
Ibis Media VCT 1 Plc
Premier Sports Holdings Plc
Riders for Health
Robin Miller Consultants
Stradbrook Acquisition (Holdings) Limited
Stradbrook Acquisitions Limited
The Golf Foundation

Previous Directorships (held in past 5 years):

BSN Web Limited
Get Me Media Limited
The Philanthropy Foundation Limited
Time Out Group HC Limited


Sir Robin Miller is interested in 1,193,243 Shares*


Additional Disclosures

Sir Robin Miller is a director of Butler, Tanner & Dennis Limited (in liquidation) which was placed into creditors voluntary liquidation in January 2015, with an estimated deficit to creditors of approximately £1.9m.

Sir Robin Miller was a director of Entertainment Rights plc, which appointed administrators on 1 April 2009, with an estimated deficit to creditors (principally HBOS) of approximately £124.6m. Entertainment Rights plc was subsequently dissolved on 30 December 2010.

Sir Robin Miller was a director of Setanta Sport Holdings Limited, which was placed into receivership on 23 June 2009.


Mark Cranmer (Age 57)

Current Directorships:

Previous Directorships (held in past 5 years):

Hill Pillar Partners LLP

Tigerspike Pty Ltd