LONDON – March 15, 2017 – Investis, a digital communications company, today confirmed that Duncan Painter, CEO of Ascential Plc, has been appointed to the Investis Board of Directors as a non-executive director.


Ascential is a global business-to-business media company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. The company provides customers with world class content and connections, empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. Within the Ascential portfolio are the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, the global fashion trend forecasting service WGSN and environmental risk data business Groundsure.


Painter joined Ascential in 2011 as CEO and has led a period of focused organic growth, restructuring and expansion.


"Duncan has shown that he understands what it takes to grow a global company,” said David Grigson, chairman of the board, Investis. “We are particularly impressed with his ability to grow relationships with existing clients while simultaneously entering new markets. His expertise and guidance will be instrumental as Investis grows."


"Investis is at an exciting time right now," said Painter. “It has established itself as a leader in the corporate communications space and I am looking forward to being a member of the Board as the company seeks to broaden its markets for digital services, both in terms of geography and offerings."

Investis employs almost 500 people in six offices globally and partners with more than 2,000 clients. Last month, Don Scales was appointed as global CEO of the company.


About Investis


Investis is an award-winning digital communications company that makes businesses more successful by sharing their brand stories with target audiences such as shareholders, investors, employees, customers and influencers. We work with more than 2,000 clients around the world. Businesses such as GE, the New York Stock Exchange and Rolls-Royce trust our team of more than 500 employees to deliver stronger relationships with audiences and improved ROI through a unique blend of technology, expertise and service.


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