Quantum Blockchain Technologies Plc – Appointment of NED

Quantum Blockchain Technologies Plc – Appointment of NED

This is a correction to the announcement published on 25 November 2022 at 08:11. The company has incorrectly stated the number of options over ordinary shares on 0.25 pence in the company to which Mr. Trafeli is entitled under his employment contract as 2,500,000 instead of the correct number of 2,500,000. The full corrected notice is as set out below. All other information remains unchanged

25 November 2022

Quantum Blockchain Technologies Plc
(“QBT” or the “Company”)

Appointment of non-executive director

The Board of Quantum Blockchain Technologies (AIM: QBT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Trafeli as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Mark is a lawyer qualified in England and Wales, California and New York. Located in London, he has extensive expertise in regulation, compliance and corporate governance. He is currently the General Counsel of Broadway Gaming Group, an enterprise in the online gaming sector with operations in several countries and licenses from the Gambling Commission of Great Britain. He also maintains a private law practice which he established in 2008 to advise on UK and USA-related financial services, stock exchange regulation, commercial contracts, M&A, corporate governance, compliance and litigation.

Previously, Mark served as General Counsel and interim head of compliance at RJ O’Brien Europe, a London based FCA regulated clearing firm with multiple stock exchange memberships and General Counsel to First World Trader (Pty) Limited, a leading South African global fintech company best known for its Easy Equities platform.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science and a Juris doctor (JD) in law, both from University of Michigan.

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Francesco GardinCEO and Executive Chairman commented: “I am delighted that Mark has joined our Board, as a NED, with his extensive UK and US corporate experience. He has also lived and worked in ItalyMark is fluent in Italian, which is a very positive thing when working with the R&D team, part of which is based in Milan area, and our Italian lawyers who are pursuing our current Italian litigation. As a lawyer, Mark has the perfect background to deal particularly with corporate governance, legal and regulatory issues. I look forward to an excellent collaboration.”

The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in relation to Mark Michael Trafeli (age 56):

Current directorships and/or partnerships:

Previous directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years):



Trafeli does not own any shares in the company.

Pursuant to its service agreement with the company, Trafeli is entitled to 2,500,000 options on ordinary shares which can be exercised at a price of 5p per new ordinary share.

The options have not yet been given. The company will make a further announcement in good time according to the allocation of the Options.

No further disclosures are required under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

This announcement contains inside information under Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014, as it forms part of UK domestic law under the EU Act 2018 (“MAR”), and has been disclosed. in accordance with the company’s obligations pursuant to Article 17 of MAR.

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For further information please contact:

Quantum Blockchain Technologies Plc
Francesco GardinCEO and Executive Chairman +39 335 296573

SP Angel Corporate Finance (Nominated advisor and broker)
Jeff Keating +44 (0)20 3470 0470
Kasia Brzozowska

Leander (Financial PR)
Christian Taylor-Wilkinson +44 (0) 7795 168 157

About Quantum Blockchain Technologies Plc

QBT (AIM: QBT) is an AIM-listed investment company that has recently realigned its strategic focus to technology-related investments, with particular regard to the quantum computing, blockchain, cryptocurrency and AI sectors. The company has embarked on an aggressive R&D and investment program in the dynamic world of Blockchain Technology, which includes cryptocurrency mining and other advanced blockchain applications.

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