Pawnbroker FD moves on

Harvey & Thompson Prawnbrokers has announced the departure of its current
finance director Laurent Genthialon to be replaced by Alex Maby.

Genthialon has expressed a desire to return to continental Europe and will
leave the company in March this year. Maby is to join in February to ensure a
smooth handover.

Maby trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has worked in the private equity
division of Macquarie, an investment advisory company, and property company
Mapely as head of financial engineering.

Peter McNamara, chairman of H&T said: ‘We are sad to see Laurent leaving

H&T and delighted to see Alex Maby joining us. Laurent has made a valuable

contribution to the Group during the last four years, in which we have doubled

the number of stores, successfully floated the Group on AIM and exceeded market

expectations. His departure follows another record year for H&T in terms of
store openings, revenue growth and profit.’

Genthialon was previously finance director of Oddbins and joined H&T in
2005. He is responsible for operational efficiencies of the IT and finance
functions in his current role.

H&T has shown like for like retail sales increase by 3% year on year and
the opening of a further 16 stores since 2007. The company which helps raise
finances for individuals is expected to report profits before taxation.

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