Baltic Oil Terminals, the infrastructure company with operations in Kaliningrad, Russia, today announces the appointment of Richard Healey as Non-Executive Chairman, with immediate effect. Richard Healey replaces Philip Dayer, who is stepping down from the Board after serving as Non-Executive Chairman for more than two years following the Company's Admission to AIM in May 2006. The Board would like to acknowledge its gratitude to Philip for leading the Group through its successful flotation and subsequent development.
Richard Healey, aged 61, has a broad range of commercial experience, having run a number of international subsidiaries of engineering companies Alcatel SA, Crouzet SA, Morgan Crucible plc and Bowthorpe Holdings plc for more than twenty years. All of these companies had significant engineering operations throughout the world. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in the UK, the USA, Europe, Australia, India and Singapore. He is currently a director of Equatorial Energy PLC, Kew Partners Ltd, Churcham Ltd and Executive Chairman of Nusantara Energy PLC.
Baltic also announces that Fred Hodder is stepping down as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, with immediate effect. The Board would like to thank Philip and Fred for their contribution and wish them every success for the future.
Simon Escott, Chief Executive of Baltic, commented:
"I am delighted to welcome Richard to our Board. His extensive experience of overseeing complex projects in foreign jurisdictions will undoubtedly be of great value to Baltic, as will his knowledge of the AIM market. The coming months will be important for Baltic and I am certain we will benefit from Richard's expertise."
In accordance with Schedule 2(g) and rule 17 of the AIM Rules, the company discloses the following information in respect of Mr Healey:
Save as set out above, there is no further information to be disclosed in respect of Mr Healey under Schedule 2(g) and rule 17 of the AIM Rules.