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Polar Capital Holdings PLC

11 November 2021

11 November 2021

Polar Capital Holdings PLC (the "Company")

Appointment of Directors

Polar Capital Holdings PLC ("the Company") is pleased to announce the following changes to the Board of Directors.

Laura Ahto will be appointed as a non-executive Director at the next meeting of the Board on 17 November 2021.

Samir Ayub will join the Board on 17 November 2021 in an executive capacity as Group Finance Director.

Samir has over 20 years' experience in the financial services sector across several jurisdictions around the world. He has been with Polar Capital since 2010 in the roles of Financial Controller, and since 2019, as Group Finance Director. He is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Ernst & Young LLP.

Laura retired in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer, Global Asset Servicing and Digital (New York) for BNY Mellon Corp. having been with BNY Mellon in various posts in Europe since 2012 including CEO and Executive Director of the Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV in Belgium. Prior to this, between 2002 and 2012, Laura was deputy COO Baring Asset Management and SVP, Head of Operations, Administration and European Funds for PIMCO Europe Ltd. in London.

Laura also served on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium until 2018 and was a founder member of Woman in Finance (Belgium). She also served as a member of the BNY Mellon CEO's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

Laura is a non-executive director of Global Give Back Circle, a charity focused on providing at-risk girls in Africa with skills and confidence to succeed in the work force.

David Lamb, Chairman, commented "We are delighted that both Laura and Samir are joining the Board. Laura brings extensive senior executive experience of financial services in both Europe and the US and we look forward to benefitting from her wide knowledge and experience. Samir's appointment recognises the importance of his contribution to the ongoing success of the Polar Group"

A full list of Laura Ahto's current directorships and past directorships held within the last five years are listed below.

Current Directorships (as at 11 November 2021)

 
  Position        Company 
   Non Executive   Global Give Back Circle (Charity) 
    Director 
                  ------------------------------------- 
   Partner         Ahto Family LP 
                  ------------------------------------- 
   Trustee         Madison Place Homeowners Association 
                  ------------------------------------- 
 

Past Directorships (in the last five years)

 
  Position             Company 
   Executive Director   The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV until 
    and CEO              28 March 2018. 
                       ---------------------------------------- 
   Director             BNY International Financing Corporation 
                         until 1 April 2021 
                       ---------------------------------------- 
   Director             Mellon Overseas Investment Corporation 
                         until 1April 2021 
                       ---------------------------------------- 
   Director             American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium 
                       ---------------------------------------- 
   Member of the        Association for Financial Markets in 
    Post Trade Board     Europe 
                       ---------------------------------------- 
 

Laura Ahto does not currently hold any shares in the capital of the Company.

Full Name Laura Anne Ahto Age 65

   Previous names           None 

A full list of Samir Ayub's current directorships and past directorships held within the last five years are listed below.

Current Directorships (as at 4 November 2021)

 
  Position   Company 
   Director   Polar Capital Partners Limited 
             ------------------------------------------ 
              Polar Capital US Holdings Limited 
             ------------------------------------------ 
              Polar Funds Marketing (Switzerland) AG 
             ------------------------------------------ 
              Polar Capital (Singapore) Private Limited 
             ------------------------------------------ 
 

Past Directorships (in the last five years)

 
 Position   Company 
 Partner    Polar Capital LLP until 30 November 2019 
           ----------------------------------------- 
 
 

Samir Ayub has the following interests in the share capital of the Company (as at 11 November 2021):

 
 Ordinary Shares   Interest in Ordinary         Total Interest in 
                    Shares                       Ordinary Shares 
                    Held under the Company's 
                    deferment of remuneration 
                    arrangements 
 5,790             8,147                        13,937 
                  ---------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 

Full Name Samir Ayub Age 43

   Previous names           Butt 

Save as disclosed above, there are no further disclosures required to be made in respect of the appointments of Laura Ahto and Samir Ayub under Schedule 2(g) or Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Enquiries:

 
  Polar Capital Holdings PLC 
   David Lamb (Chairman) 
   Gavin Rochussen (CEO)           +44 (0)20 7227 2700 
  Numis - Nomad and Joint Broker 
   Kevin Cruickshank (QE) 
   Charles Farquhar                +44 (0)20 7260 1000 
  Peel Hunt - Joint Broker 
   Andrew Buchanan                 +44 (0)20 7418 8893 
  Camarco - PR Advisers 
   Ed Gascoigne-Pees 
   Monique Perks                   +44 (0)20 3757 4995 
 

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