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The following is a company announcement issued by AST Group P.L.C. (the “Company”) bearing company registration number C 66811, in terms of the rules of Prospects, a market regulated as a multi-lateral trading facility and operated by the Malta Stock Exchange (“Prospects”).
The Company announces that, with effect from 4th March 2019, Dr Luca Vella, holder of Maltese identity card number 32783G, resigned from the office of director and legal and judicial representative of the Company and Dr Kristian Balzan, holder of Maltese identity card number 0011079M and residing at 197, Daniela Crt, Flt 2, Triq Ix-Xatt, Pieta, Malta, has been appointed as director and legal and judicial representative of the Company in his stead with effect from 4th March 2019. Dr Kristian Balzan also assumed the independent, non-executive member of the Audit Committee of the Company with effect from such date.
In 2000 Kristian was conferred with a B.A. Legal & Humanistic Studies from the University of Malta and in 2001 obtained a Diploma of Notary Public. In 2003, he successfully completed his law course and was conferred with a Doctorate of Law. Simultaneously, in 2003 Kristian pursued his studies further and graduated as a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Maritime Law. In 2006 Kristian continued to further his studies and obtained a Diploma in Canonical Marriage Cases, Jurisprudence and Procedure at the Metropolitan Tribunal of Malta. Throughout his fifteen-year legal practice, besides addressing maritime issues, Kristian has extended his services to a wide variety of local and international clients operating in the commercial and civil sectors. His clients included, amongst others, a commercial bank.
Dr Katia Cachia
Company Secretary
4th March 2019