LONDON, 25 August 2011 – Panmure Gordon & Co, a leading independent institutional stockbroker and investment bank, is pleased to announce its appointment as joint financial adviser and joint broker to McBride plc (MCB.L) with immediate effect. Employing more than 5,000 people, McBride develops and supplies products for sale under Europe’s leading retailers own brands and is now the clear leader in private label household and personal care products. Head of investment banking at Panmure Gordon, Richard Gray, commented: “We are delighted to welcome McBride as a Panmure Gordon client. Our consumer franchise continues to grow in importance to the firm and includes outstanding UK listed, globally focused companies such as Associated British Foods and PZ Cussons.