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Gate Ventures PLC: Director Appointment: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, joins board of Gate Ventures PLC

July 03, 2017 --

Gate Ventures PLC

Update on Director Appointment

ISIN Number: GB00BYX2WP92TICKER: GATE


Press Release
     
Monday July 3 2017

Gate Ventures PLC
("Gate Ventures" or "Gate" or the "Company")

Director Appointment: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, joins board of Gate Ventures PLC

Gate Ventures PLC ("Gate" or the "Company") announces that Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York ("Duchess of York") has been appointed to the board of Gate ("Board"), as an executive director, with effect from 4 July 2017. Sarah has been appointed primarily to assist the Company with the branding and marketing of its products and productions.

For 10 years, Sarah was a successful spokesperson for Weight Watchers International where she was a key ambassador of the company and as such was instrumental in increasing revenue figures during her tenure.

Sarah has significant experience in the entertainment sector across international markets.  In 2009, she co-produced the British-American period drama film The Young Victoria, which grossed $27 million worldwide. She is also a bestselling author, with over 35 books, including two autobiographies and books about health, empowerment, history, art, as well as the popular children's books 'Budgie the Little Helicopter', which were adapted into an animated series. Her children's book 'Tea for Ruby' had its debut at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

Sarah has presented programmes for ITV, BBC, and Sky TV in the UK and has been a guest presenter on Radio 2 and Radio 4's Today programme. In the US, Sarah was special correspondent for NBC's Today Show, and has presented television programmes seen on ABC, Fox, and CNN.

Sarah is the founder of Children in Crisis, a children's charity focused on education, care and protection for forgotten children in some of the poorest countries including Afghanistan, DR Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia. She is a passionate supporter and patron to a number of charities including the Teenage Cancer Trust, The British Heart Foundation, Not for Sale, the Perfect World Foundation and Key to Freedom.

Dr Johnny Hon, Executive Chairman, commented; "We are delighted to welcome the Duchess of York to the Board of Gate and look forward to working closely with her, using her expertise in the fields of branding and marketing." 

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Further Enquiries:

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Notes to Editors:

Gate Ventures was founded in 2015 to make investments and capitalise on investment opportunities in the media and entertainment sectors. The Company focuses primarily on investments and operational opportunities in the UK and China covering theatre, television, media technology and e-commerce. 

The Company's investments include various theatre productions such as the successful Sunset Boulevard and 42nd Street (which is currently showing in London), virtual reality ("VR"), and technology companies Bink and PlayJam amongst many others. Gate Ventures has made a total of ten investments since it was established, and to date, has successfully raised over €19 million reflecting the Company's significant growth thus far. 

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