VivoPower International PLC Names Art Russell Chief Financial Officer

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LONDON, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VivoPower International Plc (Nasdaq:VVPR) (“VivoPower”), a global solar power producer, today announced the appointment of Art Russell as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective immediately.

A Canadian and UK national, Mr. Russell is a Chartered Accountant (Canada and UK) with over 25 years’ global CFO experience in financial management, business performance improvement and turnarounds across a diverse range of industry sectors. Mr. Russell brings a wealth of experience in acquisitions and has been involved with a number of due diligence processes in the private equity sector.

Since relocating with his family to London in 2011, Mr. Russell has worked as CFO for the AVINCIS Group (acquired by Babcock International from KKR) and most recently as CFO for the APC Technology Group in a turnaround situation.

Carl Weatherley-White, Chief Executive Officer, said, “VivoPower is fortunate to attract a CFO with Art’s global experience and capabilities. He will strengthen our senior executive team and bring significant financial leadership to the company. Having Art lead the finance organization will be a tremendous asset as we continue to pursue rapid growth and execute on our business plans.”

About VivoPower

VivoPower is a global solar power producer and storage company that is developing, building and operating projects on a global basis in a capital efficient manner. VivoPower does this by aggregating photovoltaic (PV) solar projects underpinned by long-term power purchase agreements and then arranges corporate and project financing, engineering design and equipment procurement and manages the construction and development of such solar PV projects.

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Contact: 

Julie-Anne Byrne
Investor Relations
shareholders@vivopower.com