Executive Management & Board Resignation

2023 February | CEO Resignation

Press Release
9 February 2023

Argo Blockchain plc

("Argo" or "the Company")

Change in Executive Management and Board Resignation

Argo Blockchain plc, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining (LSE: ARB; NASDAQ: ARBK), announces that Peter Wall is stepping down from his positions as Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chairman to pursue other opportunities. Argo intends to engage an executive search firm to assist with the process of selecting a Chief Executive Officer and will update the market in due course. The Board has appointed Chief Operating Officer Seif El-Bakly, CFA, as Interim CEO, and Mr. Wall has agreed to remain as an advisor to Argo over the next three months to support the transition. Matthew Shaw has been appointed Chairman of the Board.

Peter has created a strong foundation for Argo which is a confident organisation full of talented people, aligned behind a clear strategy and focused on delivering profitable growth and market share gains. On behalf of the Board and everyone at Argo, I would like to thank Peter for his many achievements and wish him every future success. - Matthew Shaw, Chairman of the Board

It has been a great privilege to have led Argo Blockchain over the past three years. It has been quite a journey, and we have come a long way. I am pleased to have recently led the successful Galaxy deal, and I thank all my colleagues at Argo for their dedication, support, and enthusiasm in driving Argo forward. Onwards and upwards! - Peter Wall

Board Resignation

Argo also announces that Sarah Gow has resigned from her position as non-executive director on the Board due to health reasons. The Board thanks Mrs. Gow for her valuable contributions to Argo since joining the board in July 2021 and wishes her all the best.

It has been a tremendous privilege to serve on the Board of Argo, and I wish the Company every success for the future. - Sarah Gow

For further information please contact:

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About Argo:

Argo Blockchain plc is a dual-listed (LSE: ARB; NASDAQ: ARBK) blockchain technology company focused on large-scale cryptocurrency mining. With mining facilities in Quebec, mining operations in Texas, and offices in the US, Canada, and the UK, Argo's global, sustainable operations are predominantly powered by renewable energy. In 2021, Argo became the first climate positive cryptocurrency mining company, and a signatory to the Crypto Climate Accord. Argo also participates in several Web 3.0, DeFi and GameFi projects through its Argo Labs division, further contributing to its business operations, as well as the development of the cryptocurrency markets. For more information, visit https://argoblockchain.com.