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Monday 08 November, 2010

Epicure Qatar Equity

Director Appointment

RNS Number : 8093V
Epicure Qatar Equity Opportunities
08 November 2010

8 November 2010


Epicure Qatar Equity Opportunities plc 

("EQEO" or the "Company")


Director Appointment



Epicure Qatar Equity Opportunities Plc (AIM:EQEO), is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Benedict as a non-executive director with effect Friday 5 November 2010.


Neil Paton Benedict (aged 62) is based in the USA with over 30 years experience of financial markets. He was formerly a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers, where he was Head of International Capital Markets, and, prior to that, the founder and Head of the worldwide Currency Swaps group.  Neil was also a Managing Director at Dillon Read and helped establish their Tokyo office. He is currently a Managing Director of Intelligent Edge Advisors, a New York advisory firm.  Mr Benedict is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Commenting on his appointment, David von Simson, Chairman said "I am delighted that someone of Neil Benedict's stature has joined our board.  He brings a wealth of Wall Street experience earned in senior positions within top tier investment banks, and an extensive network in the US institutional market, that will serve us well as we move to the next stages of the Company's development."


Neil Benedict said "The Qatar story is an exciting and unique one, and it continues to be an economic, financial and cultural beacon in the region.  I believe a widening investor base will be attracted to its long term growth attractions, and I look forward to playing my part in that process."




Current directorships/partnerships

Former directorships/partnerships

Ben Productions LLC


British Academy of Film and Television Arts East Coast



The information set out above is required to be notified pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies. There are no further disclosures required.


For further information please visit contact


Leonard O'Brien, Director                        +41 (0) 22 908 1190

Epicure Qatar Equity Opportunities Plc


Sandeep Nanda                                      00 974 4496 2220

Qatar Insurance Company S.A.Q.


Ian Dungate/Suzanne Jones                    + 44 (0) 1624 692600

Galileo Fund Services Limited


Andrew Potts/Callum Stewart                  +44 (0) 20 7459 3600

Panmure Gordon




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