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DGB announces appointment of Nigel Farage as a member of its Advisory Board

Dutch Green Business Group N.V. (Euronext: DGB, “DGB” or “the Group”) announces today the appointment of Nigel Farage to its Advisory Board with immediate effect. This is the first independent commercial role he has taken since stepping back from front line politics at the end of 2020.

As advisor and general council to the Board of Directors, Nigel’s role is to facilitate introductions to politicians and business leaders in the UK and around the world. Acting as a spokesperson for the business Nigel will help in bringing DGB’s focus on promoting nature conservation utilising innovative carbon offsetting schemes to the attention of the public, investors, governments and other stakeholders.

Besides the Advisory Board, of which Nigel Farage is the first member, DGB also has a technical investment committee consisting of forest management experts who appraise new projects and initiatives being considered by the Group.

Known as a prominent Eurosceptic in the UK since the early 1990s, Nigel Farage campaigned for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. He was a founding member of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and served as Leader of UKIP from 2006 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2016. He then went on to be Leader of the Brexit Party from 2019 to 2021. Nigel also served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South East England from 1999 until the UK’s exit from the EU in 2020.

After leaving school in 1982, Nigel Farage started his career in the City of London, trading commodities at the London Metal Exchange. Prior to moving into the political arena full time in 1993, he spent over a decade at a variety of commodities brokerage firms in the City developing a close interest in business and finance; it is here that he appreciated how interlinked politics is with the commercial world.

Commenting on his appointment, Nigel Farage said:I am very excited to be joining DGB who are on a mission to save our forests, plant millions of trees and harness the burgeoning carbon offset market which is rapidly transforming the financial dynamics of the green arena. I know I can make a real difference to the speed and progress of this ambitious business which is delivering unique free market, nature based solutions.

Selwyn Duijvestijn, Chief Executive of DGB Group said:Without doubt Nigel has been one of the most impactful politicians of the last twenty years, generating change and traction with the public and governments alike. We have not engaged Nigel for his political contacts.  We have brought him in because of his unique abilities to communicate relevant ideas to a global audience.

DGB’s vision is to be a leading high-impact investor in sustainably managed forests by providing competitive real investment returns for shareholders combined with high social impact. DGB is underpinned by the value of the carbon offsets it is generating and the inherent asset value of the underlying land in which it is investing. DGB plans to reforest the world’s land at scale and bring back nature where it cannot return unaided. DGB’s strategy is focused on the following:

  • Locate and secure land
  • Protect and plant trees
  • Verify and certify carbon offsets
  • Sell the carbon offsets
  • Land management

DGB also announced a trading update and market outlook today, details of which are found here (link).

 

Contact details:

Dutch Green Business Group N.V.
Selwyn Duijvestijn, Chief Executive
+31(0)20 8080825 (NL)
+44(0)20 8064 0936 (EN)
press@dgb.earth

 

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About DGB:

Dutch Green Business Group N.V. is a public company traded on the main Dutch stock exchange Euronext Amsterdam under the ticker symbol AEX:DGB and ISIN-code NL0009169515. DGB’s strategy is to participate in large forest carbon offset projects around the world that deliver commercial and environmental benefits. DGB’s vision is to be a leading high-impact investor in sustainably managed forests by providing competitive real investment returns for shareholders combined with high social impact.

 

Disclaimer:

This press release qualifies as a disclosure within the meaning of Article 17 paragraph 1 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (MAR) and contains inside information within the meaning of Article 7 paragraph 1 MAR. This press release does not contain (an invitation to make an) offer to buy or sell or otherwise acquire or subscribe to shares in DGB Group N.V. and is not an advice or recommendation to take or refrain from taking any action. This press release contains statements that could be construed as forward-looking statements, including with regard to the financial position of the DGB Group, the results it achieved and the business (ies) it runs. Forward-looking statements are all statements that do not relate to historical fact. These statements are based on information currently available and on forecasts and estimates made by DGB Group management. Although the DGB Group believes that these statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it cannot guarantee that the ultimate results will not differ materially from those statements that could be construed as forward-looking statements. Factors that may lead to, or contribute to, differences in current expectations include, but are not limited to: developments in legislation, technology, tax, regulation, stock market price fluctuations, legal proceedings, regulatory investigations, competitive relationships and general economic conditions . These and other factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect any forward-looking statement or the actual results of DGB Group are discussed in the annual report. The forward-looking statements in this document speak only as of the date of this document. Subject to any legal obligation to do so, the DGB Group assumes no obligation or responsibility to update the forward-looking statements contained in this document, whether related to new information, future events or otherwise.

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