Investor News

07 September 2017

Directorate Changes

The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT), the leading global illustrated book publisher, announces the resignation of Michael Hartley as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective on 30 September 2017.

Michael Hartley was appointed to the Quarto Board in 2013. Alongside this appointment Michael Hartley is Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee, of which he was also a former Chairman, and a member of the Nomination Committee. He is also the Senior Independent Director.

The Quarto Board has appointed Leslie-Ann Reed, Non-Executive Director, to become Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Jessica Burley, Non-Executive Director, to become the Senior Independent Director, both effective upon Michael Hartley's departure

Peter Read, Chairman of The Quarto Group said: "It has been a pleasure to work with Michael Hartley on the Board, where his listed company experience, hard work and commitment to Quarto has been of great benefit. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank him for the significant contribution he has made since joining in 2013 and wish him all the best in his new endeavours."

Michael Hartley said: "I have given my best efforts over the past four years to make a full contribution to the benefit of all shareholders. It is time to let others take that work forward and I wish my colleagues on the Board and everyone at Quarto the best for the future."

Michael Hartley and persons closely associated with him hold, in aggregate, 17,500 Shares representing 0.085% of the Company's issued share capital. This includes 7,500 shares acquired on 16 August 2017.

There are no further disclosures required by LR 9.6.11.


For further information please contact:

The Quarto Group  
Marcus Leaver, CEO
Dorothée de Montgolfier, Group Director of Communications
+44 (0)20 7700 9002


About The Quarto Group

The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated book publishing group. Our mission is to make and sell great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.

Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest.

Quarto sells books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.

Quarto employs over 400 talented people in the US, UK and Hong Kong. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @TheQuartoGroup.