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Chief Executive Appointment


IG Group ("IG", "the Company"), a global leader in online trading, today announces the appointment of Peter Hetherington as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Peter assumed the role of Interim CEO at the AGM in October, following the retirement of Tim Howkins.  Peter was previously Chief Operating Officer and has been a member of the IG Board since 2002.

Andy Green, Chairman of IG said:  "Following an extremely thorough search process, which considered the merits of a number of external candidates, the Board is very pleased to appoint Peter as CEO.  Peter has been central to the development of IG to this point and the Board is confident that Peter is the right person to lead IG and to deliver the next phase of growth."

Peter Hetherington commented:  "I am delighted to take on the role of CEO of IG.  I will be supported by a great team with a clear vision and we will work extremely hard to deliver continued success for all of our stakeholders."