The Board of Smart Metering Systems plc (AIM: SMS.L) ("SMS" or the "Company"), 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 Miriam Greenwood OBE DL as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

With qualifications as a barrister and in corporate finance, Miriam has spent more than 25 years working for a number of leading investment banks and other financial institutions. In 2013, she established SPARK Advisory Partners, an independent corporate advisory business.

Miriam is a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies including Henderson Global Trust plc, Mithras Investment Trust plc and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Limited. She was, for 9 years until 2013, a Non-Executive Director of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (OFGEM) for whom she is currently Chair of the Gas Network Innovation Expert Panel. A Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Miriam was awarded an OBE for services to corporate finance in 2000.

"We are delighted to appoint Miriam to the board and look forward to working with her. Her experience in the energy sector as well as her financial background will be of great value to our company as we continue our expansion plans."

Paul Dollman Chairman of SMS
Other Information

In relation to the appointment of Ms Greenwood, 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: Miriam Valerie Greenwood Age: 59 Current Directorships / Partnerships Henderson Global Trust plc in the last 5 years: Eclipse Shipping Limited Eclipse Shipping II Limited Mithras Investment Trust plc Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Limited SPARK APH Limited SPARK Advisory Partners Limited Previous Directorships / Partnerships Citywest Homes Ltd in the last 5 years: Current Shareholding in the Company: None

About Smart Metering Systems

Established in 1995, Smart Metering Systems plc based in Glasgow, connects, owns, operates and maintains metering systems and databases on behalf of major energy companies.

Currently the Company is concentrating its efforts on offering its unique integrated services to the UK industrial and commercial gas market in which its customers have an 80% market share.

The Company has further applications for gas with its ADM(TM) device which allows "smart" functions such as remote reading and half hourly consumption data to be offered to customers in addition to the normal metering services. Longer term the company also has additional applications for water and LPG.

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

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