Mediclinic International plc
(Incorporated in England and Wales)
Company Number: 08338604
LSE Share Code: MDC
JSE Share Code: MEI
NSX Share Code: MEP
("Mediclinic", the "Company" or the "Group")
24 May 2018
Chief Executive Officer to continue as a Non-executive Director
Mediclinic, a leading international private healthcare services group, announces that on 23 May 2018, the Board agreed that, subject to Mr Danie Meintjes're-election as a director of the Company at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 25 July 2018, he will continue to serve as an executive director until 31 July 2018 and as a non-executive director with effect from 1 August 2018. As previously announced on 29 March 2018, Dr Ronnie van der Merwe will succeed Mr Meintjes as Chief Executive Director on 1 June 2018.
Mediclinic's chairman, Dr Edwin Hertzog commented:
"Danie's continued role as a non-executive director of the Company after his retirement as CEO was made after careful consideration by the Nomination Committee and the Board. This appointment is considered to be in the long-term interest of Mediclinic, its shareholders and other stakeholders in view of the wealth of knowledge and experience Danie has gained in different capacities over 30 years at Mediclinic."
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Danie Meintjes
Mr Meintjes (aged 61) joined the group in 1985 as the Hospital Manager of Mediclinic Sandton before being appointed head of Human Resources and Training for the Mediclinic Group. He subsequently became a member of Mediclinic International Limited's Executive Committee in 1995 and a director in 1996. Seconded to the Mediclinic's operations in Dubai in 2006 and appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic Middle East in 2007, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic International Limited in 2010. Following the combination of the businesses of the Company (then Al Noor Hospitals Group plc) and Mediclinic International Limited, Mr Meintjes continued to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the enlarged group since February 2016.
About Mediclinic International plc
Mediclinic is an international private healthcare services group with operating divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia) and the United Arab Emirates. Its core purpose is to enhance the quality of life of patients by providing acute care, specialist-orientated, multi-disciplinary healthcare services. Mediclinic also holds a 29.9% interest in Spire Healthcare Group plc, an LSE-listed and UK-based private healthcare group.
Mediclinic comprises 75 hospitals and 28 clinics. Hirslanden operates 17 private acute care facilities and 4 clinics in Switzerland with more than 1 800 inpatient beds; Mediclinic Southern Africa operates 49 hospitals and 2 day clinics throughout South Africa and 3 hospitals in Namibia with more than 8 100 inpatient beds in total; and Mediclinic Middle East operates 6 hospitals and 22 clinics with more than 700 inpatient beds in the United Arab Emirates.
Mediclinic has a primary listing on the Main Market of the LSE in the United Kingdom, with secondary listings on the JSE in South Africa and the NSX in Namibia.
For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations, Mediclinic International plc
James Arnold, Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0)20 3786 8181
Brett Pollard/Debbie Scott - UK
+44 (0)20 3727 1000
Sherryn Schooling - South Africa
+27 (0)21 487 9000
Registered address: 6th Floor, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ, United Kingdom
Joint corporate brokers: Morgan Stanley & Co International plc and UBS Investment Bank
JSE sponsor: Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
NSX sponsor: Simonis Storm Securities (Pty) Ltd