– UK, Abingdon – Sophos Group plc (LSE:SOPH), a leading provider of cloud-enabled enduser and network security solutions, announces that Rick Medlock is to be appointed as a non-executive director of the Company, effective from 3 April 2017, becoming a member of the Company’s Audit and Risk, and Nomination and Remuneration committees.

After distinguished service, Ed Gillis is to retire as a non-executive director of the Company and as Chairman of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee, stepping down with effect from the conclusion of the AGM on 7 September 2017. Rick will assume the role of Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee at the time of Ed’s retirement.

Rick has 30 years’ of experience in the financial management of large international technology companies. He is currently the chief financial officer at Worldpay Group plc and led the IPO of the company in October 2015. Previously Rick held the position of chief financial officer of Misys and Inmarsat plc as well as a non-executive director and Chairman of the audit committee of Edwards Vacuum (Edwards Group Ltd), a company listed on the Nasdaq exchange until its acquisition by the Atlas Copco Group.

Chairman Peter Gyenes said, “I am delighted to welcome Rick to the Board. His strong track record in leading finance operations in the technology industry, and extensive experience with global businesses listed in the UK will be of great benefit to the Board as we support the Company in its mission to deliver innovative, simple and highly effective IT security solutions to companies worldwide.”

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Ed for the very impactful leadership, considerable value and professionalism he has brought to the Board and to the Audit and Risk Committee over the last eight years.”

About Sophos

Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security, and as the pioneer of synchronized security develops its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions as the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 26,000 registered partners. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, UK and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”

For more information : http://www.sophos.com

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