LONDON, 18th September, 2008 – Panmure Gordon & Co is pleased to announce its appointment as joint broker to one of the world’s leading international personal and non-personal care consumer products groups, PZ Cussons plc.

Panmure Gordon chief executive Tim Linacre said: “I am delighted to welcome PZ Cussons a prestigious new client. Today’s announcement reflects Panmure Gordon’s research strength and our ability to provide the best possible client service. PZ Cussons is one of the largest quoted companies in the North West of England and the ability to service the company’s needs from our Liverpool office was instrumental to our appointment.”

In the UK, PZ Cussons is ranked first in the personal wash category and second in professional hair care; it also owns the Sanctuary Spa. In Nigeria, the company is the leading home and personal care company and also a leading provider of electrical goods.

Nathaniel Webb, Global Communications Manager
T: 020 7614 8333

About Panmure Gordon & Co
Founded in 1876, Panmure Gordon & Co (PMR.L) is a leading independent mid-cap investment bank. The Panmure Gordon Group employs approximately 280 professionals across the US, the UK and Nyon, Switzerland, offering a blend of transatlantic financial services including research, sales and trading, wealth management and asset management.