Appointment of New Board Member

Released : 18/10/2017 07:00

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Micro Focus International plc
18 October 2017

18 October 2017

Micro Focus International plc

Board appointment

Micro Focus International plc (LSE: MCRO.L, NYSE: MFGP), the global enterprise software product group, announces the appointment of Lawton Wehle Fitt as a non-executive director, with effect from 17 October 2017. Lawton will be a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Lawton currently serves on the boards of Ciena Corporation, The Progressive Corporation and The Carlyle Group.  She was previously a non-executive director at ARM plc and Thomson Reuters. Lawton worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. for over 23 years, with roles in the bank's investment banking, equities and asset management divisions. Lawton graduated from Brown University and has an MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.

Kevin Loosemore, Executive Chairman of Micro Focus, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Lawton to the Board as a non-executive director. She has an outstanding record as a business leader with proven expertise in advising global technology companies. Lawton is a very valuable addition to the board."

There are no further disclosures required pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.


For further information please contact:

Micro Focus International plc

Mike Phillips (Chief Financial Officer)

Tim Brill (Director, Corporate Communications & IR)

+44 1635 565605


Powerscourt (PR adviser)

Juliet Callaghan

Simon Compton

+44 20 7250 1446


About Micro Focus

Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Micro Focus' Product Portfolios are Micro Focus and SUSE.

Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centred innovation across DevOpsHybrid ITSecurity and Risk Management, and Predictive Analytics. For more information visit

SUSE, a pioneer in Open Source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. For more information, visit:


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