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Mercantile Investment Trust PLC (MRCM.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Heather Hopkins

2018 Non-Executive Director

Graham Kitchen

2018 Non-Executive Director

Helen James

48 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Angus Lennox

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Harry Morley

53 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sandy Nairn

2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Russell

64 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jeremy Tigue

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Heather Hopkins

Ms. Heather Hopkins is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Hopkins has over two decades of experience in data analytics, research, financial services and international business, with expertise in retail distribution. She is Founder and Managing Director of NextWealth Limited which provides research and consultancy to platforms, asset managers and financial advice firms on the future of retail investment distribution. She is also a Director and Vice Chairperson of UK Platform Awards and The Investment Network, Clive Waller Consulting Limited, which manages The UK Platform Awards and The Investment Network, a Director of The Open Strings Foundation, which is a US charity, and a columnist for The New Model Adviser. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Hopkins was Head of Platforum, a research and events business owned by Centaur Media, whom she joined as a senior research analyst in 2014. She was previously a columnist for Money Marketing and The Guardian Technology Section and an Honorary Fellow of The Global Center of Communications at the International University of Japan.

Graham Kitchen

Mr. Graham Kitchen has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1st July 2018. Mr. Kitchen has over twenty years experience managing UK equity funds, including OEICs, investment trusts and pension funds. He joined Janus Henderson Investors in 2005, where he was Global Head of Equities from 2011 to 2018. He was Head of UK Equities at Threadneedle Investments from 2004 to 2005 and held various positions at Invesco Asset Management between 1991 and 2004. Mr. Kitchen is a CFA Charterholder. He is a Non-Executive Director of Invesco Perpetual Select Trust plc and of Places for People, a provider of affordable housing, Chair of the independent investment committee of the Cancer Research UK Pension Scheme and a member of the investment committee of Independent Age, a charity that provides advice to older people. He also acts as mentor for The Prince's Trust and The Social Mobility Foundation.

Helen James

Ms. Helen James is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Helen is Group Chief Operating Officer of Brunswick Group. She was previously CEO of Investis, a leading digital corporate communications company, having been Managing Director and a co-founder of the Company in 2000. Prior to that Helen was head of Pan-European Equity Sales at Paribas. She is also a non-executive director of Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust plc.

Angus Lennox

Mr. Angus Gordon Lennox is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Angus is a non-executive Director of Securities Trust of Scotland plc and Aberforth Split Level Income Trust plc. He is also Executive Chairman of two private family businesses. Previously he had a 24 year career as a corporate broker, first as a partner of Cazenove & Co, and later as a Managing Director of JPMorgan Cazenove, from which he left in August 2010.

Harry Morley

Mr. Harry Morley is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Harry was CEO of Armajaro Asset Management LLP from 2010 until 2016, and a non-executive Director of Bibendum Wine Holdings Ltd until May 2016. He was Co-founder and CFO of Tragus Holdings Ltd, owner of Café Rouge and Bella Italia restaurant chains, and also worked in the shipping industry for P&O. He is currently a non-executive Director of JDWetherspoon plc. He was appointed a Trustee of The Ascot Authority in July 2017. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Sandy Nairn

Dr. Sandy G. Nairn, Ph.D. is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Sandy is Chief Executive of Edinburgh Partners Ltd. Previously, he served on the boards of Vebnet (Holdings) plc, Vebnet Ltd, Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, Hill Samuel Asset Management International Limited, Waverley General Private Equity Limited and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Limited. Sandy is the sole shareholder of Nairn Capital Ltd, which holds a 30% interest in Goodhart Partners LLP.

Ian Russell

Mr. Ian S. M. Russell, CBE is Independent Non-Executive Director of Mercantile Investment Trust PLC. Ian is Chairman of HICL Infrastructure Company Limited and of Scottish Futures Trust Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust plc. Previously he held senior positions with Scottish Power, Tomkins and HSBC.

Jeremy Tigue

Mr. Jeremy J. Tigue is Independent Non-Executive Director of Mercantile Investment Trust PLC. Jeremy joined F&C Management in 1981 and was the fund manager of Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust plc from 1997 to July 2014. He was, until January 2013, a Director of the Association of Investment Companies. He is Chairman of ICG Enterprise Trust plc and Syncona Limited and a non-executive Director of The Monks Investment Trust plc and Standard Life Equity Income Trust plc.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Heather Hopkins

--

Graham Kitchen

--

Helen James

36,000

Angus Lennox

59,895

Harry Morley

48,884

Sandy Nairn

44,849

Ian Russell

40,899

Jeremy Tigue

36,000
As Of  30 Jan 2018