OMN - Omnia Holdings Limited - Changes to the board
Omnia Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1967/003680/06)
JSE code: OMN
("Omnia" or the "Company" or "the Omnia Group")
Changes to the board
OMNIA CO-FOUNDER, WILLIE MARAIS, TO RETIRE FROM THE COMPANY`S BOARD OF
Willie Marais, 78, non-executive deputy chairman, has announced his
retirement from the Omnia board with effect from Thursday, 15 February
2007, after a long and distinguished career at Omnia.
Willie was one of the founders of the Omnia Group in 1953 and assumed the
position of managing director until 1966. He has held various positions in
the Company over the years, serving as deputy chairman since March 1994 and
was a member of the audit and remuneration committees.
Commenting on his departure, Marais said:
"Having helped Omnia grow from a fertilizer company into a diversified,
specialist chemical services provider, I have completed a long and
fulfilling journey with the Company. Although I`m retiring as a board
member of Omnia, I have the highest level of confidence in its Board of
Directors and management team, and I remain as excited as ever about the
Company`s ability to develop ground-breaking technologies. Omnia has
achieved a great deal over the past 54 years, and the Company is in an
excellent position to continue its trajectory of growth and innovation."
Neville Crosse, Omnia Group Chairman said:
"As one of the founders of Omnia, Willie Marias is one of the true pioneers
of our industry. Over the years, Omnia has benefited greatly from Willie`s
technical and business expertise. We wish him great success in all his
future endeavors as we continue to execute on the plans that he helped put
in place throughout his distinguished tenure at Omnia."
CHANGE OF STATUS OF DR. WILLIE MARAIS (JUNIOR):
Dr Willie Marais (junior), currently acting as an alternate director to
Willie Marias senior, will be appointed as a non executive director of the
Company with effect from 15 February 2007.
16 February 2007
Barnard Jacobs Mellet Corporate Finance (Pty) Limited
Date: 16/02/2007 08:54:47 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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