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GlobalData PLC Change of Board

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GlobalData, the global provider of data, analytics and insights, is today announcing the following Board changes.

Bernard Cragg will stand down as Chairman after six years of service as a Non Executive Director followed by four years as Chairman at the close of the forthcoming AGM to be held on 20 April 2021. The Board is pleased to announce that his successor as Independent Non Executive Chairman will be Murray Legg who will assume the role with effect from the AGM.

Murray has been a Non Executive Director of the Company and Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2016.He is a chartered accountant with over 35 years of audit and advisory experience at PwC where he was a Partner for 24 years. During this time he had senior management, governance and market facing roles with major UK companies across a range of industry sectors including the media sector.

In addition, it is the Board's intention to appoint additional Non Executives in due course, one of whom will succeed Murray as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and the Company will provide an update accordingly.

Mike Danson, Chief Executive of GlobalData, commented:

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Bernard for his exceptional support and guidance over the last 10 years during which time GlobalData has grown to become a leading international player. We wish him all the best for the future.

''I am also delighted to welcome Murray Legg as Chairman and look forward to benefiting from his continued support and wide experience and knowledge as we seek to exploit the opportunities that lie in front of us.''

Bernard Cragg said:

''I am very proud to have been part of the team that has helped make GlobalData the success it is today and look forward to following the Company's further progress over the coming years.''