Smart Metering Systems plc (AIM: SMS, "SMS", "the Company") has appointed Ruth Leak as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Ruth is an information technology specialist who previously held several senior positions at Royal Mail over a 10-year period including CIO Letters and Network, Technology Director Royal Mail Parcels and Head of Strategic Projects.

Prior to Royal Mail, she worked for a number of organisations in technology, consulting and operational roles including Kurt Salmon, Ocado, Debenhams, Coopers and Lybrand, and Proctor and Gamble.

Ruth will take over the Chair of the the Information Technology Committee of the Board, with a remit to review and provide strategic guidance on the continuing development of the SMS' technology programmes.

"Ruth brings considerable information technology and commercial experience and expertise.  She will be a valuable addition to the Board, providing support and oversight over the technology aspects of our business - a key focus for us."

Willie MacDiarmid Chairman

For further Information:

Smart Metering Systems plc
0141 249 3850
Willie MacDiarmid, Chairman
Craig McGinn, Company Secretary

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0131 220 6939 / 0207 397 8900
Neil McDonald
Beth McKiernan

020 7457 2020
Adrian Duffield/ Kay Larsen

Other Information
In relation to the appointment of Ms Leak, 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: Ruth Margaret Leak
Age: 50
Current Directorships/Partnerships: RDL PARTNERS LIMITED

Notes to Editors

About Smart Metering Systems

Established in 1995, Smart Metering Systems plc, headquartered in Glasgow, connects, owns and operates gas and electricity meters on behalf of major energy companies. The Company's full end to end energy management services and consultancy business support large blue chip companies in the UK, through a network of offices in Livingston, Cardiff, Cambridge, Bolton, Doncaster, Rugby, and Normanton.

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

The Company was admitted to the AIM market in July 2011 and is now part of the FTSE AIM 50 index. For more information on SMS please visit the Company's website: www.sms-plc.com.