Directorate Change

28 April 14

Tracsis plc

("Tracsis" or the "Company")

Directorate change

Tracsis plc, a leading provider of software and technology led products and services for the transportation industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Cole as Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect.

Christopher Cole, 67, is the Non-Executive Chairman and founder of WSP Group Plc ('WSP'), a leading global engineering and environmental consultancy. Chris held the post of Chief Executive Officer at WSP between 1987 and 2012, and in that time grew the Company both organically and by acquisition to become a market leader employing over 10,000 people across 40 countries.  Most recently, Chris led the merger of WSP with Genivar Inc and has become the Chairman of the enlarged entity, now named WSP Global Inc.  WSP Global now trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker WSP with turnover in excess of CAD $2bn.

Chris is also Non-Executive Chairman of Ashtead Group Plc (FTSE 100) and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Infinis Energy Plc (FTSE 250).  He is a Chartered Engineer and  Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers.  Under the terms of his appointment, Chris will not take participate in any share options or stock in Tracsis.

Chris is director or partner of each of the companies set out in Appendix 1 to this announcement; and within the last 5 years has also been a director or partner of the companies set out in Appendix 2 to this announcement.

John McArthur, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"We are absolutely delighted to have Chris join Tracsis as Non-Executive Chairman.  Chris has a wealth of experience in growing and building successful businesses and we look forward to his counsel and support as we look to expand both domestically and internationally. 

As the founder of a major engineering Group, Chris has direct experience of the transportation industry and is well versed in both M&A and international business which are key elements of our growth strategy.  On behalf of the Board and the rest of our team, I welcome Chris and wish him every success with Tracsis."

Chris Cole, Non-Executive Chairman, commented:

"I am very pleased to be joining Tracsis to provide my experience and support in developing the business and achieving management's ambitions for growth in the exciting sectors in which it works."

For more information please contact:

John McArthur/Max Cawthra, Tracsis plc
Tel: 0845 125 9162

Katy Mitchell, WH Ireland Limited
Tel: 0161 832 2174

Rebecca Sanders Hewett/Jenny Bahr, Redleaf Polhill
Tel: 0207 382 4730

Appendix 1 - Current Directorships

AB Consulting Limited
Ashtead Group plc
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Bas Consultancy Limited
Business Technology 1999 Limited
Cantor Seinuk UK Limited
Chris Cole Executive Limited
Coode & Partners
Coode Blizard Limited
Dulcima Limited
Edunova Limited
Financial Decisions Limited
Flack & Kurtz (UK) Limited
Genivar Inc
Graham Consulting Group Limited
Integrated Building Services Design Partnership Limited
Infinis Energy plc
K F Terotechnology Limited
Kenchington Ford Limited
M.D.E.S. Limited
O'Sullivan and Graham Limited
Parsons Brown London Limited
Parsons Brown Reading Limited
Parsons Brown Holdings Limited
Ravenscroft Estates Limited
Wattrid Limited
WSP Buildings Limited
WSP CEL Limited
WSP Central Limited
WSP Civils Limited
WSP Communications Limited
WSP Consulting Engineers (Scotland) Limited
WSP Development and Transportation Limited
WSP European Holdings Limited
WSP Fulcrum Limited
WSP Group Holdings Limited
WSP Group International Limited
WSP Group Limited
WSP James Limited
WSP Knowledge Solutions Limited
WSP London Limited
WSP Management Consultants Limited
WSP Management Services Limited
WSP Midlands Limited
WSP North Limited
WSP Scotland Limited
WSP South & West Limited
WSP Special Projects Limited
WSP Sustainable Energy Limited
WSP Systems Limited
WSP UK Limited
WSP Energy Limited
Associated British Consultants (Trustees) Limited
Edunova Partnership Limited
WSP U.S. Holdings Limited

Appendix 2 - Previous Directorships

WSP Future Energy Limited
WSP Europe Limited
WSP Finance One Limited
WSP Finance Two Limited
WSP US Holdings Limited