LONDON, 30 November, 2009 – The board of Panmure Gordon & Co plc announces the appointment of Mr Edmond Warner to the board as a non-executive director from 1 December 2009.

Board chairman, Simon Heale, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Ed to the board as an independent non-executive director. His outstanding corporate and finance sector experience will be a welcome addition to the board as we look forward to the future with great confidence."

Mr Warner commented: "I am very pleased to join the board of Panmure Gordon at a time of great opportunity for the firm and I look forward to working with my new board colleagues in what will definitely be an exciting future for the business."

Edmond William Warner, aged 46, is chairman of UK Athletics Limited, the sport's national governing body, and Tradefair Holdings Limited. He is also a non- executive director of Clarkson plc, Moneycorp Markets Limited, The Eastern European Trust plc, Standard Life European Private Equity Trust plc and Cantos Communications Limited. He was previously a director and chief executive of IFX Group plc, the financial trading and spread betting company, chief executive officer of Old Mutual Financial Services UK, Head of Pan European Equities at BT Alex Brown, and Head of Global Research at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

His other current directorships are: EWW Consulting Limited, Tradefair Spreads Limited and Tradefair Exchange Limited and he is a partner in Cantos Communications LLP. Within the past five years he has also been a director of the Unicorn School Limited, IFX Ltd, Financial Spreads Limited, IFX Markets Ltd and Market Maker (UK) Limited.