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PhotoBox Group Appoints Nicky Costa as Group Human Resources Director

LONDON, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

-  Reinforcing the management team, accelerating technological innovation, and driving growth - 

PhotoBox Group (the "Group"), a leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts in Europe and parent of the PhotoBox, Moonpig, PaperShaker and Sticky9 brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicky Costa to the newly created role of Group Human Resources Director.

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Nicky will be joining the PhotoBox Group management team and will be looking after the existing HR teams as well as working with all four brands across our UK and French offices. Nicky's experience will allow us to get the best from our current talent pool and will also help us to further strengthen the team with strategic new hires. Nicky's position is vital to our continued international expansion plans and will ensure that we preserve our start-up culture and let our teams continue to innovate and feel empowered to drive the business forward.

Nicky has an impressive history, holding senior positions with large brands including Ford, where she worked alongside manufacturing, R&D, Financial Services, and Talent Acquisition communities, and ultimately tasked with running one of the country's largest graduate schemes. Nicky then moved to Energizer where she spent 10 years quickly rising through the ranks to become their European HR Director and a member of the company's EMEA Leadership team. Nicky then moved to the on-line travel sector, helping Expedia Inc transition to a global business unit structure. Finally, before joining us, Nicky was the International HR Director at CBS Outdoor International supporting the business through a significant change period.

Commenting on her appointment, Nicky Costa said: 

"PhotoBox Group is in an impressive period of growth and I can't wait to get to know better the people that have made this possible. The team is dynamic and innovative and I am looking forward to helping maintain the fun, stimulating and personable working environment in which every employee has the opportunity to pursue excellence."  

Commenting on the appointment, PhotoBox Group Chief Executive Officer, Stan Laurent, said: 

"Nicky has an impressive range of experience in media, internet and manufacturing businesses which will prove invaluable for our diverse and growing organisation. I have no doubt she will make a significant contribution to the Group and help us excel as we continue to expand and strengthen our teams." 

About PhotoBox Group 

The PhotoBox Group is a leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts in Europe and parent of the flagship branded retail channels PhotoBox, Moonpig.com, Sticky9 and Paper-Shaker. From photo books and unique artwork to the very latest personalised apparel, gifts and greeting cards, the Group's products enable customers across 20 countries to share memories, celebrate great moments and inject personal expression into their everyday lives. The Group has 750 employees across Europe, turned over £175.3m in the fiscal year ending April 2014 and is backed by leading international private equity firms.  For more information, please visit http://group.photobox.com/.

For further information please contact:

FTI Consulting, LLP                    
Matt Dixon / Jon Snowball

PhotoBox Group                    
Stan Laurent, CEO
Cecilia Vincent, Head of Communications

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