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Close Brothers Group PLC (CBRO.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

P. Strone Macpherson

2008 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Preben Prebensen

2009 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Jonathan Howell

53 2008 Finance Director, Executive Director

Martin Andrew

2008 Chief Executive - Asset Management

Robert Sack

2015 Group Chief Risk Officer

Stephen Hodges

2002 Managing Director, Banking Chief Executive, Executive Director

Elizabeth Lee

53 2013 Group Head - Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Executive Director

Tazim Essani

2009 Group Head - Corporate Development

Rebekah Etherington

2009 Group Head - Human Resources

Philip Yarrow

2015 Chief Executive - Winterflood

Nicholas Jennings

2014 Company Secretary

Oliver Corbett

50 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Geoffrey Howe

66 2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Lesley Jones

61 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Bridget Macaskill

66 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

P. Strone Macpherson

Mr. P. Strone S. Macpherson is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Close Brothers Group PLC. Strone was appointed a director in March 2003, senior independent director in 2004, deputy chairman in 2006 and chairman in June 2008. He is chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee. Strone is also chairman of British Empire Securities and General Trust plc, a governor of Heriot-Watt University and a trustee of the King’s Fund. He was previously a director of Flemings, chairman of Tribal Group plc and of JP Morgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc, executive deputy chairman of Misys plc and a non-executive director of AXA UK plc and of Kleinwort Benson Private Bank Limited.

Preben Prebensen

Mr. Preben Prebensen is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Close Brothers Group PLC. Preben was appointed to the board as chief executive in April 2009 when he joined Close Brothers. Preben previously spent his career in a number of senior positions at JP Morgan over 23 years, as well as being chief executive of Wellington Underwriting plc from 2004 to 2006, and then chief investment officer and a member of the group executive committee at Catlin Group Limited.

Jonathan Howell

Mr. Jonathan A. G. Howell is Finance Director, Executive Director of Close Brothers Group PLC. Jonathan was appointed to the board as finance director in February 2008 when he joined Close Brothers. Jonathan was previously finance director of London Stock Exchange Group plc from 1999. Prior to that he was at Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He is also a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc where he chairman of the audit committee.

Martin Andrew

Mr. Martin Andrew is Chief Executive - Asset Management of Close Brothers Group PLC. Martin was appointed Chief Executive of Close Brothers Asset Management division in May 2008 having joined Close Wealth Management in 2005 as head of the Private Client Business. Previously he was with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) where he worked in a range of roles both in the US and UK, including strategy, distribution and marketing, culminating in his appointment to run MLIM's European private client business.

Robert Sack

Mr. Robert Sack is Group Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He joined Close Brothers in April 2015 as group risk officer and is a member of the Executive Committee. Robert has held a number of senior roles at other financial institutions and brings a wealth of risk management experience to his new role within the group.

Stephen Hodges

Mr. Stephen R. Hodges is Managing Director, Banking Chief Executive, Executive Director of Close Brothers Group PLC. Stephen was appointed director in August 1995 with responsibility for the Banking division and became managing director in November 2002. Stephen spent eight years at Hambros before joining the Banking division of Close Brothers in 1985.

Elizabeth Lee

Ms. Elizabeth Lee is Group Head - Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Executive Director of Close Brothers Group PLC. Elizabeth was appointed a director in August 2012 with responsibility for legal and regulatory affairs. Elizabeth joined Close Brothers as general counsel in September 2009. She was previously with Lehman Brothers and General Electric’s financial services businesses.

Tazim Essani

Ms. Tazim Essani is Group Head - Corporate Development of Close Brothers Group PLC. Tazim joined Close Brothers in July 2009 as Group Head of Corporate Development with responsibility for strategy analysis, development initiatives and group acquisitions and disposals. She previously held similar roles at Royal Bank of Scotland Group, General Electric and Misys helping each of these businesses grow across Europe and the US, mainly through acquisition. She spent her early career at Barings.

Rebekah Etherington

Ms. Rebekah Etherington is Group Head - Human Resources of Close Brothers Group PLC. Rebekah joined Close Brothers in October 2009 as Group Head of Human Resources having previously been at Royal Bank of Scotland Group as Head of Human Resources for the banking and fixed income capital markets business in the Americas, with global responsibility for the RBS Sempra Commodities Trading companies. Prior to that she worked at West LB, having started her professional career at Ernst and Young.

Philip Yarrow

Mr. Philip Yarrow is Chief Executive - Winterflood of the Company. He has taken over as chief executive, having previously been the head of electronic trading at Winterflood since 2000.

Nicholas Jennings

Oliver Corbett

Mr. Oliver R. P. Corbett has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Close Brothers Group Plc., with effect from 3 June 2014. Oliver was appointed a director in June 2014 and is chairman of the Audit Committee. Oliver is chief financial officer of Hyperion Insurance Group Limited and was formerly finance director of LCH. Clearnet Group Limited and of Novae Group plc. He is a chartered accountant and previously worked for KPMG, SG Warburg, Phoenix Securities (later Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette) and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he was managing director of investment banking. He was also a non-executive director of Rathbone Brothers plc.

Geoffrey Howe

Mr. Geoffrey M. T. Howe is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Close Brothers Group PLC. Geoffrey was appointed a director in January 2011 and senior independent director in November 2014. Geoffrey is chairman of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. He was previously chairman of Railtrack plc and of Nationwide Building Society, a non-executive director of Investec plc and of JP Morgan Overseas Investment Trust plc, a director of Robert Fleming Holdings Limited and managing partner of Clifford Chance.

Lesley Jones

Ms. Lesley Jones has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective December 23, 2013 and chairman of the Risk Committee in March 2014. Lesley was group chief credit officer of Royal Bank of Scotland plc until January 2014. She has extensive banking experience, having previously held several line management positions within Citigroup. Lesley is also a nonexecutive director of Northern Bank Limited and N Brown Group plc.

Bridget Macaskill

Ms. Bridget A. Macaskill has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Close Brothers Group plc., effective November 21, 2013. Bridget is president and chief executive officer of First Eagle Investment Management LLC in New York City, a trustee of the TIAA-CREF funds and a non-executive director of Jupiter Fund Management plc. She was previously a non-executive director of Prudential plc, Scottish & Newcastle plc, J Sainsbury plc, Hillsdown Holdings plc and of the Federal National Mortgage Association in the US.