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Jupiter Fund Mgmt (JUP)


Friday 30 March, 2012

Jupiter Fund Mgmt

Board appointment

RNS Number : 4147A
Jupiter Fund Management PLC
30 March 2012



Jupiter Fund Management plc appoints Maarten Slendebroek

as Distribution and Strategy Director


Jupiter Fund Management plc ("Jupiter", "the Company") is pleased to announce that Maarten Slendebroek will, subject to FSA approval, join the Board as an Executive Director responsible for Distribution and Strategy, a new role reporting to Group Chief Executive Edward Bonham Carter. He is expected to join Jupiter in the second half of 2012.


Maarten will join the management team and build further on Jupiter's increasingly diversified distribution capabilities in the UK and abroad. Maarten, who has extensive experience of running cross-border asset management operations from his 25-year career in the investment industry, will join Jupiter from BlackRock where he has worked for 18 years, most recently as Head of International Retail.


Jamie Dundas, Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc, said: "We are delighted that an individual with Maarten's experience will be joining the Board and the executive team."


Maarten Slendebroek said: "Jupiter has a well-deserved reputation as one of the UK's leading retail asset managers and is in an exciting phase of deepening its presence in existing and new markets. I am delighted to be joining the Company at this juncture."




Maarten Slendebroek has confirmed there is no information to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R.


For further information please contact:

                                                   Investors                                   Media

Jupiter                                        Adrian Creedy                             Alicia Wyllie

                                                  +44 (0)20 7314 4789                   +44 (0)20 7314 5573


FTI Consulting                            Ed Gascoigne-Pees                   Andrew Walton

                                                  +44 (0)20 7269 7132                   +44 (0)20 7269 7204




Maarten Slendebroek, who joins Jupiter in the second half of 2012, is currently Head of BlackRock's International Retail business and a member of its Global Operating Committee, Global Client Group's Executive Committee, Leadership Committee and European Executive Committee, as well as a director on a number of BlackRock's UK and Luxembourg entity boards.


Prior to his current role, Maarten was the head of BlackRock Solutions EMEA region. His career with the firm dates back to 1994, including his years with Merrill Lynch and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he was head of retail and institutional sales in Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Maarten joined Merrill Lynch (Smith New Court) in 1994 as an investment analyst and moved to MLIM in 2000. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investment analyst at Enskilda Securities, Morgan Grenfell and Wesselius.


Maarten Slendebroek who has a dual Dutch / Swedish nationality, earned a law degree (meester in de rechten) from Leiden University in the Netherlands in 1987.






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