COINSILIUM GROUP LIMITED - Appointment of Finance Director PR Newswire

29 June 2016

COINSILIUM GROUP LIMITED

(“Coinsilium” or the “Group")

APPOINTMENT OF FINANCE DIRECTOR

The Directors of Coinsilium Group Limited (ISDX: COIN), the blockchain technology investment and development company, are pleased to announce that Ms. Pier Thomas, the Group’s Chief Financial Officer has been appointed to the Board as Finance Director with immediate effect.

Ms. Thomas is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in financial and accounting roles, predominantly with SMEs and has also held a non-executive director position at an NHS Hospital Trust. Ms. Thomas has an MBA from Cranfield University.

Non-executive Chairman, Laurent Kssis, stated, ‘I am delighted to welcome Ms Pier Thomas to the Board. Pier brings significant financial and commercial experience, from which Coinsilium will benefit enormously. In her role as CFO for Coinsilium Group she has developed an excellent understanding of our investee companies, the markets in which they operate and the direction in which we are taking Coinsilium. I am confident that we have the right mix of technical and management expertise to further strengthen Coinsilium's prospects as first mover in the blockchain space to fulfil our growth ambitions.’

Pier Thomas, said ‘As CFO of Coinsilium Group Limited, I am pleased to be joining the board as Finance Director. I have been with the Group since the summer of 2015 and in this time I have been delighted to see it become the first to market, to grow its portfolio and to take further steps to successfully establish itself in this very exciting and increasingly competitive space. I look forward to continuing working with the Coinsilium team to help deliver our key objectives.’

As part of her appointment, Ms. Thomas will receive an additional 2m share options vesting immediately in Coinsilium, exercisable any time until 28 June 2019 at a price of 10 pence per share, representing a premium of 156% to the closing mid-price on 28 June 2016.

Ms Pier Thomas, holds, or has held in the last five years, the following directorships and partnerships:


Current directorships Previous directorships

Coinsilium Limited    SG Capital Partners LLP (non-trading partnership

Lowe Thomas Limited   SG Venture Capital Growth F1 LLP (non-trading partnership)



There are no other matters which are required to be announced pursuant to Appendix 1, Paragraph 21 of the ISDX Growth Market Rules for Issuers.

Notes to Editor

Coinsilium is a London-based blockchain technology focused investment and development company, supporting early-stage blockchain companies through investment, acceleration, development and education. 

Coinsilium is the world's first blockchain technology focused company to be admitted to trading on an Exchange Regulated Market and has a portfolio of interests in blockchain companies and projects. In addition to pursuing its investment strategy Coinsilium is able to offer a suite of services including corporate/business advisory, CPD accredited training & education, investment solutions, in-house development and other professional services to blockchain/fintech companies and major corporates wanting to learn more about blockchain technology and its implications to the way the world transfers value over the internet.

For further information please visit http://www.coinsilium.com/

Or please contact the following:


Eddy Travia / Laurent Kssis Coinsilium Group Limited   +44 (0) 207 099 0740

David Coffman / Asha Chotai Daniel Stewart & Company   +44 (0) 207 776 6550
                            (Corporate Adviser & Joint
                            Broker)

Nick Emerson / Andy Thacker SI Capital Limited         +44 (0) 1483 413 500
                            (Joint Broker)

Jan Skoyles                 Coinsilium (marketing)     janskoyles@coinsilium.com