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Close Brothers Group plc Board Appointment

The Board of Directors of Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) today announced the appointment of Peter Duffy as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 January 2019. On joining the Board, Peter will become a member of the Board’s Risk Committee. At the same time, and consistent with the Group’s other independent non-executive directors, Peter will also become a director of the Group’s Banking subsidiary, Close Brothers Limited.

Peter is currently Chief Customer Officer of Just Eat plc. Between 2011 and 2018, Peter held a number of senior roles at easyJet PLC, including as Chief Commercial Officer and Group Commercial Director. Prior to that, Peter held roles at Audi UK Ltd and Barclays Bank PLC over a period of more than 15 years.

Mike Biggs, Chairman of Close Brothers, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Peter to the Close Brothers Board. The Board will benefit from Peter’s extensive knowledge of customer behaviour, marketing and technological change, and from his prior experience across a range of sectors, including financial services.”

Peter Duffy said: “I am very pleased to be joining the Board of Close Brothers. I look forward to bringing my experience to the Board and playing a part in the continuing development of the Group.”