16 July 2014Octagonal plc
("Octagonal" or the "Company")
Octagonal Plc (AIM: OCT), the investment company whose principal investment is
a 9.97% equity stake in global custody and clearing company, Global Investment
Strategy UK Ltd ("GIS"), announces that Jason Berry has been appointed to the
Octagonal board with immediate effect as an executive director.
Mr Berry has extensive experience operating in global public markets having
spent approximately 20 years working in the financial services sector in
Donald Strang, the Company's Chairman commented:
"The Company would like to welcome Mr Berry to the board of Octagonal and sees
his appointment as adding significant value to the Company's investment in GIS
and as it seeks to look for new investments and opportunities in line with its
stated investment strategy."
Octagonal plc +44 (0) 20 7440 0640
Donald Strang/Hamish HarrisCairn Financial Advisers LLP +44 (0) 20 7148 7900
Nominated Adviser and Broker
James Caithie/Jo Turner/Carolyn SansomSquare Consulting +44 (0) 20 7929 5599
David Bick/ Mark Longson
About Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd ("GIS"):
GIS's main business activities are focused on global settlement and safe
custody services for over 300 global hedge funds and family wealth offices.
GIS is a London Stock Exchange member firm and is regulated by the FCA to offer
a broad scope of settlement, custody, banking, broking and advisory services to
professional, retail, corporate and eligible counterparty clients. GIS has over
100 counterparty relationships including most major international investments
banks transacting in the UK.
The following information is provided pursuant to Rule 17 and schedule 2(g) of
the AIM Rules for Companies:
Jason BerryJason Charles Berry, aged 44, is not interested in any ordinary shares and
warrants in the Company.
Mr Berry has held the following directorships and /or partnerships in the last
Circle Opportunities plc
There is no further information to be disclosed under schedule 2(g) of the AIM
Rules for Companies in connection with the appointment of Jason Berry.