("SMS" or the “Company")

The Board of Smart Metering Systems plc (AIM: SMS.L), the integrated metering services company that connects, owns, operates and maintains current generation and new advanced metering assets and databases, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Bissett as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Graeme (58) is an experienced corporate financier and qualified chartered accountant, having previously been a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP and finance director of a number of international groups. He is currently appointed as the Chairman of Macfarlane Group PLC and Curo Compensation Limited and as a Non-Executive Director of a number of other businesses, including Cruden Group Limited, Scottish Futures Trust Limited and Anderson Strathern LLP. He has also served on the boards of a number of other companies, including Interbulk plc, and Black Circles Holdings Ltd and currently undertakes a number of pro bono appointments, including Chairman at ‘Children 1st’, Scotland’s national children’s welfare charity, and as a Member of Court at the University of Glasgow.


"We are delighted to appoint Graeme to the board and we look forward to working with him and to utilising his significant experience at this important time in SMS’s growth. In particular, his financial expertise will be of great value to SMS as it implements its strategy in both the I&C and domestic smart metering markets."

Willie MacDiarmid Chairman of SMS

Graeme will be appointed as Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee and Miriam Greenwood, who currently chairs the Audit Committee, will be appointed as the Company’s Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Company’s Remuneration Committee, in each case with immediate effect.

"I am delighted to be joining SMS at this time and look forward to working with the executives, non-executives and all members of staff to help deliver continued strong growth for our shareholders and establish our market position in the newly-developing domestic smart metering market."

Greame Bissett newly appointed Non-Executive of SMS

For further Information:

Smart Metering Systems plc 0141 249 3850 
Alan Foy, Chief Executive Officer
Glen Murray, Finance Director Cenkos Securities plc 0131 220 6939 / 0207 397 8900
Neil McDonald Nick Tulloch Beth McKiernan

Kreab 020 7074 1800 
Matthew Jervois
Natalie Biasin
Daniel Holgersson

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