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Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited - Major Strategic Investor

June 8, 2014

PETERHOUSE CORPORATE FINANCE LIMITED MAJOR STRATEGIC INVESTOR Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited ("Peterhouse" or the "Company"), the leading London-based advisory and broking Investment Bank, is pleased to announce , following approval by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Central Bank of Lebanon, that Levant Investment Bank ("LiBank") the Beirut-based independent investment and private bank, has taken a 25% interest in the Company The Board of Peterhouse believes the acquisition of this stake by LiBank is an important milestone in the Company's strategy to further strengthen its financial services business through the creation of a well-funded international corporate and institutional stockbroking and advisory business, with first class corporate finance, sales and distribution capabilities. Dr Tony Ghorayeb, Chairman of LiBank commented: "Our decision to enter the UK financial services sector has been a long-term goal of LiBank, reflecting London's pivotal position in the global marketplace. Our investment in Peterhouse will provide us with the professional capabilities, expertise and placing power to facilitate our planned international growth, and we view Peterhouse as playing a critical, partnership, role in the successful implementation of this strategy. We have great respect for the management team at Peterhouse and look forward to a successful working relationship with them as we continue to expand our international business". Peter Greensmith, CEO of Peterhouse commented "We are delighted to welcome LiBank on board as a major shareholder and partner. We are especially proud that this investment represents the first significant strategic move into the UK financial services sector by a major Lebanese financial institution. This should be viewed not only as a mark of confidence in Peterhouse, as it continues its rapid recent growth, but also in London itself; the global centre for international financial services. We look forward to continuing to grow the business, alongside our new partner, creating value for shareholders and delivering a range of new products and services for our clients". Enquiries: Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited +44 (0) 20 7469 0930 www.pcorpfin.comPeter Greensmith, Chief Executive Officer Levant Investment Bank +961 (1) 70 854440 Dr Tony Ghorayeb, Chairman Note to editors: Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited is an independent corporate advisor and broker, dedicated to the needs of growth-orientated and entrepreneurial companies. Peterhouse is ranked Number 1 independent small cap broker for AIM companies and the largest ISDX Growth Market Corporate Adviser. Peterhouse is also the owner of JP Jenkins, Europe's longest- established matched bargain market. With this unique array of complimentary businesses, the Company providesa full range of advisory and broking services to AIM and ISDX Growth Market companies and to companies looking to join these, or similar, markets.

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Source: PR Newswire (UK Disclosure)

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