Smart Metering Systems plc (AIM: SMS, "SMS", the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Mortlock as Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, a newly created position.

Mr Mortlock, aged 42, has been employed within the SMS Group of Companies for over 20 years holding a number of positions. Most recently Tim has acted as Managing Director of the Company’s Meter Assets and Energy Services Division.

We are delighted to announce Tim Mortlock’s appointment to the Board of SMS. Tim was most recently the Managing Director of our Meter Assets and Energy Services Division having been with our Group for two decades. This is another key appointment to strengthen the Board during an important phase for the Company.

Willie MacDiarmid Chairman of SMS
For further Information:

Smart Metering Systems plc
Alan Foy, CEO
Craig McGinn, Company Secretary
0141 249 3850

Cenkos Securities plc (Nomad and Joint Broker)
Neil McDonald / Pete Lynch
0131 220 6939 / 020 7397 8900

Investec Bank plc (Joint Broker)
Christopher Baird / Henry Reast
020 7597 5970

Instinctif Partners
Adrian Duffield / Kay Larsen / Chantal Woolcock
020 7457 2077

Other Information

In relation to the appointment of Mr Mortlock, the Company confirms that there is no further information to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies save as disclosed below:

Full Name Timothy James Mortlock
Age 42
Current Directorships /Partnerships SMS Energy Services Limited
Directorships / Partnerships in last 5 years None
Shareholdings in SMS
  • 5,263 Ordinary Shares of 1 pence held in own name
  • 3,933 Ordinary Shares of 1 pence held in the Company Share Investment Plan Scheme
  • 466,583 Share Options in Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each in the Smart Metering Systems Unapproved Share Option Plan established on 20 June 2011

Notes to Editors

SMS plc (www.sms-plc.com) installs smart meters and data loggers that facilitate effective energy management and a low carbon future. Established in 1995, SMS provides a full end-to-end service for metering financing, installation, management and maintenance, with a highly skilled workforce and deep engineering expertise.

SMS had installed 3.1m meter and data assets as of 31 December 2018. SMS’ smart meter expertise also enables the Company to provide consultancy services that allow organisations and corporates to enhance long term efficiency and effectiveness in the management of energy.

SMS’s energy management and asset installation services also include infrastructure design, installation, consultancy and project management services for new gas, electricity, water and telecoms connections for licensed energy and telecoms suppliers, end consumers and the UK's licensed electricity Distribution Network Owners (DNO's).

SMS employs almost 1,000 people across the UK who support the installation and ongoing management of metering assets. The Company owns the first dedicated smart metering training facility in the UK and has delivered 30,000 hours of training in 2018.

SMS plc is headquartered in Glasgow with 12 offices across the UK.

SMS’s shares are listed on AIM.