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Notice of Annual General Meeting and Non-Executive Director appointments

Posted:
20/8/2018

RNS Number: 3238Y
IG Group Holdings plc
LEI No: 2138003A5Q1M7ANOUD76

20 August 2018

IG Group Holdings Plc (‘the Company’), a global leader in online trading, announces that its 2018 Annual General Meeting (the ‘AGM’) will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday 20 September 2018 at the Company’s offices located at Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2YA.

In connection with this, the following documents have been posted or made available to shareholders today:

  • Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 May 2018 (‘Annual Report’)
  • Notice of the AGM
  • Proxy Form for the AGM

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, copies of the documents listed above have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do 

The Annual Report and Notice of the AGM are available to view on the Company's website at www.iggroup.com 

In the Chairman’s Introduction to Corporate Governance on page 46 of our Annual Report IG confirmed that the Board was continuing its search for additional Non-Executive Directors to complement the skill-sets of the current Board.

IG is pleased to announce that it has now completed the search and, following receipt of relevant regulatory approvals, the Board has today agreed to appoint Sally-Ann Hibberd and Jonathan Moulds as additional Non-Executive Directors of the Company. 

Given the proximity of the AGM to the decision by the Board to appoint, such appointments will take effect on 20 September 2018 at the Board meeting immediately following the AGM following which IG will make a further announcement. Both Directors will then seek election by shareholders at the 2019 AGM. 

On appointment Sally-Ann Hibberd will join the IG Group Board Audit Committee and the IG Group Remuneration Committee. Jonathan Moulds will join the IG Group Board Risk Committee and the IG Group Board Remuneration Committee. 

Sally-Ann Hibberd is an experienced Non-Executive Director whose current Non-Executive roles include Equiniti Group PLC and Shawbrook Group PLC where she serves on multiple Board Committees. Sally-Ann has a range of international financial services experience having served as Group Operations and Technology Director at Willis Group and in a number of senior director level roles at Lloyds Banking Group plc.

Jonathan Moulds, who is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, has a wealth of international financial services experience including time at Barclays plc where he was Group Chief Operating Officer and at Bank of America where he served as Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch International and President of Bank of America Europe. 

There are no further required disclosures under Listing Role 9.6.13 in respect of Sally-Ann Hibberd or Jonathan Moulds.

Andy Green, Chairman of IG, said:

“Following an extensive and externally facilitated search process, we are pleased to have agreed to appoint both Sally-Ann Hibberd and Jonathan Moulds to our Board. Sally-Ann brings a wealth of international financial services and current Non-Executive Director experience. Jonathan also brings a wealth of international financial services experience as well as strategic management skills. The diversity of skill sets brought by both directors will complement and add to the existing range of experience of Board members and in doing so further enhance the quality of debate and decision making.” 

 

For further information, please contact:
 

IG Group

Liz Scorer                                        020 7573 0727

investors@iggroup.com
 

FTI Consulting

Neil Doyle / Ed Berry      020 3727 1141 / 1046

Market abuse regulation and forward-looking statements

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 derivatives 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 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)