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Board Changes – Executive Director Appointments


RNS Number: 9370O
IG Group Holdings plc
LEI No: 2138003A5Q1M7ANOUD76
23 May 2018

IG Group (“IG”, “the Company”), a global leader in online trading, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bridget Messer and Jon Noble as Executive Directors with effect from 1st June 2018.

Bridget was appointed to her current role as Chief Commercial Officer in September 2015 and is responsible for the Group’s strategy for attracting prospects to IG, and managing and developing IG’s client relationships. Bridget joined IG in 2005 as Legal Counsel and for the first 10 years at IG she undertook a number of roles including General Counsel, Head of Compliance and Company Secretary. Prior to that, Bridget worked as a solicitor with financial services specialism and as a lawyer for Deutsche Bank’s trading desk.

Jon was appointed Chief Information Officer in 2012 and as such has been responsible for setting and delivering the Group’s IT strategy and for the stability and security of the IG’s technology. Jon has been with IG throughout his career having first joined IG in 2000 as a graduate trainee, rising to Dealing and Operations Director by 2010. Jon holds an Executive MBA from London Business School.

Both Bridget and Jon are members of IG’s Executive Committee and report to its Chief Executive, Peter Hetherington.

Andy Green, Chairman of IG, said:

"Following an extensive process, supported by external consultants, we are very pleased to welcome both Bridget and Jon to the Board. The IG knowledge and skills brought by Bridget and Jon to the Board will complement the considerable experience of Board members and help give a wider perspective to Board discussions."

There are no details in respect of Bridget Messer or Jon Noble requiring disclosure under Listing Rules 9.6.13.

For further information, please contact:

IG Group
Liz Scorer 020 7573 0727

FTI Consulting
Neil Doyle / Ed Berry 020 3727 1141 / 1046

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR"). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

About IG

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, February 2018)