Smart Metering Systems plc (AIM: SMS.L) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Olsen as Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Ms Olsen, aged 51, is an information technology specialist who has previously held roles as Chief Information Officer with NHS Property Services Ltd and Cushman & Wakefield Ltd, amongst others. Ms Olsen has also held senior roles with Capgemini Plc, Towry Law Ltd  and BAA Plc.

Ms Olsen shall chair a newly created Information Technology Committee of the Board, with a remit to review and provide strategic guidance on development of the Company's technology programmes.

"The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Kelly to the Board of SMS. SMS considers technology to be a core component of our business and this appointment demonstrates the commitment to technology at the most senior level of the business."

Willie MacDiarmid Chairman

"I am delighted to be joining SMS and to be given the opportunity to help provide strategic direction in relation to SMS's technology platforms and initiatives, in particular. I look forward to working with the executives, non-executives and all members of staff to help as the company seeks to continue its growth in the domestic smart metering market."

Kelly Olsen Newly-Appointed Non-Executive Director

For further Information:

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

Cenkos Securities plc
0131 220 6939 / 0207 397 8900
Neil McDonald
Nick Tulloch
Beth McKiernan

020 7074 1800
Matthew Jervois
Daniel Holgersson

Other Information
In relation to the appointment of Ms Olsen, 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: Kelly Olsen
Age: 51
Current Directorships /Partnerships: Olsen Purdy Associates Ltd

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.