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Depa Appoints Hamish Tyrwhitt As New Group CEO

17th Apr 2016



17 April 2016; Dubai, UAE:
Depa Limited [Nasdaq Dubai: DEPA; ""the Company""/""the Group""] today announces the appointment, with immediate effect, of Hamish Tyrwhitt as its new Group Chief Executive Officer. The appointment of the former Leighton Holdings CEO follows an extensive international search for an exceptional candidate to lead one of the world's top interior contracting companies.

A dual British-Australian national, Hamish offers Depa three decades of senior leadership experience in the global engineering and construction sectors. He was most recently CEO of Australian Securities Exchange-listed Leighton Group, now known as CIMIC Group, where he oversaw all subsidiaries including contractors and operated across 23 international markets.

In his previous role, Hamish supervised the delivery of numerous multi-million dollar projects and as Managing Director for Leighton Asia, he ran the business across all of Asia based from their headquarters in Hong Kong. Hamish began his career with John Holland Group in 1986.

Mohamed Al Fahim, Group Chairman, Depa, said: ""As Depa celebrates its 20th year of operations, we are delighted to welcome an outstanding new Group CEO to lead the Company into the next phase of its journey. Hamish is a proven CEO with direct experience of successfully managing companies of the size, breadth and diversity of Depa. His international outlook, strategic thinking and decisive leadership style will all be significant assets to Depa during Hamish's tenure.""

Hamish Tyrwhitt said: ""The UAE has been one of the world's most dynamic construction markets for more than a decade, with Depa at the centre of this growth story throughout. I am proud to join the Depa team and I look forward to helping the company fulfil its undoubted potential. Depa's distinct positioning, unique capabilities and unrivalled experience point towards a bright future for the Company.""

With a new Group CEO in place, Depa's Steering Committee will now be disbanded.

Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and listed on NASDAQ Dubai, Depa specialises in the turnkey fit-out and furnishing of five star hotels and resorts, high-end retail stores and malls, luxurious offices, large scale infrastructure projects such as airports, villas, palaces, private jets and yachts around the world.

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For further enquiries, please contact:

ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller
Tom Drummond or Jonathan Smith
Tel: +971 4 4507600
Depa Ltd
David Holiday
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Tel: + 971 4 446 2100


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