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12 May 2014

Benchmark nominated for Social Impact award

Benchmark Holdings plc, has been nominated for the Social Impact Company of the Year award at the forthcoming Small Cap Awards for 2013, which recognises companies who have shown exceptional performance in the last year.

Sustainable food chain business, Benchmark (AIM: BMK) is pleased to have been nominated in two categories at the forthcoming Small Cap Awards for 2013 – IPO of the Year and Social Impact Company of the Year. This annual event, which is supported by the London Stock Exchange plc, the Social Stock Exchange and ISDX, will take place on Wednesday, 21 May 2014.

Commenting on Benchmark’s nominations, Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Pye, said:

“These awards recognise companies which have shown exceptional performance in the last year and we are delighted to have been put forward in two categories. We are particularly pleased, as a company with a strong focus on sustainability, that one of our nominations is for the Social Impact Company of the Year award, a new category launching at this years event.”

Investors, alongside customers, are increasingly concerned with the environmental and ethical impact of the businesses they back. Not just because it makes sense from a moral standpoint but because it supports companies to manage risk and reputation and can increase their competitive advantage. It’s great to see impact investing being recognised at events like this.

MALCOLM PYE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER