Board Change and Update

Mark Lancaster will be stepping down from the Board and his role as CEO of the Company

Maidenhead, United Kingdom


SDL plc (“SDL”, “Group” or the “Company”), a leader in Customer Experience Management solutions, announces today that its founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Lancaster will be stepping down from the Board and his role as CEO of the Company with immediate effect and will be leaving the Company on 31 October 2015. 

The Board will appoint shortly an International Search firm to identify suitable candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer. In the interim period, David Clayton, currently Non-Executive Chairman of SDL will assume the role of Executive Chairman. 

The Board reconfirms that, as per its interim results for the period ended 30 June 2015 published on 4 August 2015, trading for the full year remains in line with its expectations. 

“Having founded the business in 1992, Mark has been responsible for building a world leading business. He stepped down from the role of CEO in 2010, becoming Executive Chairman, returning to the CEO role in 2012 to navigate the Company through a number of strategic challenges in a fast evolving market. With Mark stepping down, new leadership will be appointed to take the Company to the next phase in its development.”
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RWS Holdings plc is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services. We help our customers to connect with and bring new ideas to people globally by communicating business critical content at scale and enabling the protection and realization of their innovations. 

Our vision is to help organizations interact effectively with people anywhere in the world by solving their language, content and market access challenges through our collective global intelligence, deep expertise and smart technology. 

Customers include 90 of the globe’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 18 of the top 20 patent filers worldwide. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America across the technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, chemical, automotive, government and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from offices across five continents. 

Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L). 

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