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Friday 15 June, 2012

Baring Alpha Funds

Appointment of Director

RNS Number : 4633F
Baring Alpha Funds Plc
15 June 2012




Baring Alpha Funds Plc (the "Company")


Re: Appointment of Director


15TH  June 2012



The Directors of Company wish to announce that Ms. Deirdre Dunne and Mr. Roland Ginnetty who was a permanent alternative Director to Ms. Deirdre Dunne, have resigned from the Board of the Company with effect from 29th May 2012.  The Directors of the Company also wish to announce that with effect from 8th June 2012, Mr. John Burns was appointed as a director of Company.


Mr. Burns has been the Chief Operating Officer of Baring Asset Management Limited since September 2011 with responsibilities for operations, technology, compliance, risk, HR and business services. Prior to that Mr. Burns was employed by Visor Capital JSC from March 2009 as its Chief Operating Officer where he remained until August 2011 when he resigned. Mr. Burns joined Visor Capital from Fidelity International where he worked as the Head of Europe Risk Management from December 2007 and prior to that as Global Head of Information Security and Business Continuity from September 2006 to December 2007. Mr. Burns is a Chartered Accountant.


The newly appointed Director has not had any unspent convictions in relation to indictable offences; or  been bankrupt or the subject of an individual voluntary arrangement, or have had a receiver appointed to any asset of such Director; or been a director of any company which, while they were a director with an executive function or within 12 months after they ceased to be a director with an executive function, had a receiver appointed or went into compulsory liquidation, creditors voluntary liquidation, administration or company voluntary arrangements, or made any composition or arrangements with its creditors generally or with any class of its creditors; or been a partner of any partnership, which while they were a partner or within 12 months after they ceased to be a partner, went into compulsory liquidation, administration or partnership voluntary arrangement, or had a receiver appointed to any partnership asset; had any public criticism by statutory or regulatory authorities (including recognised professional bodies); or been disqualified by a court from acting as a director or from acting in the management or conduct of affairs of any company.


A list of directorships and partnerships for Mr. Burns for the previous five years, indicating which are current, is available for inspection at 33 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland for a period of fourteen days from the date of this notice.


The notification of these changes to the Irish Stock Exchange was delayed due to administrative delay.





Dillon Eustace

David Ryan

+353 1 667 0022



This announcement has been issued through the Companies Announcement Service of

the Irish Stock Exchange.





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