Press Release 30th April 2014
Global Digital Services strengthens Board with new appointment
London, UK April 30, 2014 — Global Digital Services PLC (ECM:STC), owner of SiteTalk.com, one of the world’s fastest growing Social Networking Platforms with more than 15,000,000 Members is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Frank Ricketts as Executive Board Member. GDS also announces that it remains on budget and on schedule for the May 10 launch of SiteTalk 4.0 and its associated programs.
The appointment will significantly strengthen the Board and Management of the Company. Mr Ricketts is presently the CEO and Managing Director of the online social network platform, SiteTalk Community Limited. His appointment to the Board of Directors of GDS is expected to further strengthen and help the growth of the Company.
Mr Ricketts joined SiteTalk in 2009 and oversaw the growth of the SiteTalk online social networking platform to one million Members within 14 months. Since then, membership has grown to 15 million.
Previously, Mr Ricketts has been involved with a number of startups. Between 2005 and 2006, he was involved with 888.com, the global online gaming platform; between 2006 and 2008 he acted as consultant for VWD, an online skilled games platform. In the second half of 2008, Mr Ricketts acted as a consultant and Master Distributor for the company Vortexity regarding its introduction into Europe, which was subsequently sold to a Korean concern.
Mr Ricketts is a British citizen based in the UK, is fluent in both English and German, and is a recipient of the Fastest Growing Business Europe award 2003 (Excel) and the Largest 7th Level Revenue Europe award 2004 (Excel).
SiteTalk, under the management of Mr Ricketts, continues to make progress on all aspects of the May 10, 2014 launch of SiteTalk 4.0. Simultaneously, management also expects to announce the completion date for Phase II of its Star Club, which is expected to be a growth catalyst for the Company as it expands into the largely untapped US market. (See April 3, 2014 press release)
About Global Digital Services PLC
Global Digital Services PLC trades on the Cyprus Stock Exchange’s Emerging Companies Market under the symbol STC. SiteTalk Community Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of GDS pursuant to a transaction that closed on July 30, 2013. Presently, Global Digital Services PLC’s sole asset is SiteTalk Community Inc., a multi-functional and multi-lingual social networking platform that enables members to connect, communicate and create business opportunities.
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