STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT
For Immediate Release 17 April 2018
PowerShares Global Funds Ireland plc
Re: Change of Irish independent directors
Following the result of the Company's AGM on 22 March 2018 which voted not to reappoint the Company's Irish independent directors, Mr Adrian Waters and Mr William Manahan ceased to be directors of the Company effective 22 March 2018.
Re: Appointment of Directors
Subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Ireland, the Directors of PowerShares Global Funds Ireland plc (the "Company") wish to announce the intention to appoint Mr Feargal Dempsey and Mr Brian Collins as Non-Executive Directors of the Company. Further announcements will follow as soon as the dates of appointment are confirmed.
Mr Dempsey is an independent director and consultant to the ETF industry. He has held senior positions at Barclays Global Investors/BlackRock including Head of Product Strategy iShares EMEA, Head of Product Structuring iShares EMEA and Head of Product Governance. Previously he has also served as Head of Legal to ETF Securities and as a senior lawyer in Pioneer Investments. Mr Dempsey holds a BA(Hons) and an LLB(Hons) from University College Galway and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 1996 and to the England and Wales Law Society in 2005. He has served on the legal and regulatory committee of the Irish Funds and the ETF Working Group at EFAMA.
For 14 years to 1986 Mr. Collins held various positions in Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking, mainly dealing with large International and Irish Corporations. In 1986 he set up the Bank of Ireland operation in Hong Kong where he resided for 6 years. In 1992 he was appointed Managing Director of Bank of Ireland International Finance. In 1996 he was appointed Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Securities Services, the Custody and Fund Administration arm of Bank of Ireland. There he had responsibility for client assets in excess of €120 billion. Mr. Collins is a former Chairman of the Dublin Funds Industry Association and Chairman of An Taoiseach's Fund Industry Committee. Mr. Collins is a fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and holds a Business Study degree from Trinity College, Dublin. Mr. Collins holds other non-executive directorships, mostly in the fund management industry.
Neither Mr Dempsey or Mr Collins have ever:
had any unspent convictions in relation to indictable offences; or
been a director of any company or partnership which, while he was a director with an executive function or partner at the time of or within the 12 months preceding such events, been declared bankrupt, went into receivership, liquidation, administration or voluntary arrangements; or
been subject to any official public incrimination and/or sanctions by statutory or regulatory authorities (including designated professional bodies); or been disqualified by a court from acting as a director of a company or from acting in the management or conduct of affairs of any company.
No information is required to be disclosed pursuant to LR9.6.13
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