Plus Markets adds Paul Haddock and Stuart Rutherford to management team

Source: Plus Markets Group

PLUS Markets Group plc (“PLUS Markets” or “the Company”) is pleased to confirm two new senior appointments to its management team.

Paul Haddock will join in May 2007 as Head of Company Services, responsible for developing and working with the Company's issuer and advisory customer base. His role will also include expanding the Company's regulated market offering following attainment of Recognised Investment Exchange status.

Paul has played an integral role in the development of primary market products at London Stock Exchange plc for many years, most notably with the introduction of the Professional Securities Market, UK-REITS and more recently in supporting the Financial Services Authority in its efforts to modernise the listing regime in the UK, with a view to facilitating access to permanent capital for a more diverse range of alternative investment funds.

Stuart Rutherford joined in January 2007 as Head of Trading Services, responsible for developing and working with the Company's broker and market maker customer base. Prior to recent consulting projects at BT Radianz and virt-x, Stuart spent eleven years at Merrill Lynch in senior positions in retail order execution and institutional electronic trading, as well as working on a number of major de-mutualisation projects. His earlier market experience was gained at Smith New Court, Fidelity Brokerage and Midland Stockbrokers.

Both these roles report to Cyril Theret, Business Development Director at PLUS Markets. Mr Theret commented: "We are delighted to welcome two such highly experienced and well-respected individuals to our team at PLUS Markets and we welcome their significant contribution in realising our ambitious growth and development plans."

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