STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - Chris Smith has notified the Board of his intention to resign from his position as Group Finance Director to take up a similar role with another listed company. Chris has been with API since 2008 and made a significant contribution to the turnaround of the Group and its restoration to financial health. Whilst disappointed to be losing his services, the Board understands Chris' desire to make the next logical step in his career. He will continue to fulfil all his existing responsibilities prior to departure at the end of the calendar year and a process is being commenced immediately to recruit a successor.

Contact Information:

For further information:

API Group plc
Andrew Turner, Group Chief Executive
Chris Smith, Group Finance Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 650 334
www.apigroup.com

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated Adviser)
Tony Rawlinson / Avi Robinson
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7148 7900
www.cairnfin.com

Numis Securities (Broker)
James Serjeant
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000
www.numis.com

Media enquiries:
Abchurch
Henry Harrison-Topham / Quincy Allan
quincy.allan@abchurch-group.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7710
www.abchurch-group.com