LONDON 16 October, 2009 – Panmure Gordon & Co is delighted that our client, Vertu Motors plc, won the Best Use of AIM Award at last night’s AIM Awards Dinner 2009. The award was created to recognise a company that ‘regards its arrival on AIM as the beginning of a journey rather than a destination in itself’ as well as being a company likely to have ‘raised money from a wide spread of institutional and private investors and may well have undertaken further fund raisings to accelerate its growth’. Chief executive Tim Linacre said: “Vertu Motors’ story has indeed been one of steady progress. We are delighted that since the firm became a client of ours, its market cap – now approaching £100m - has grown tremendously, along with its presence in the UK marketplace as a high quality motor vehicle retailer. We expect the company to enjoy a bright future and on behalf of Panmure Gordon, I offer our congratulations to Vertu’s board, management and employees for this prestigious and well-deserved accolade.” Media enquiries: Nathaniel Webb Group Communications Manager T: 0207 614 8333 E: nathaniel.webb@panmure.com About the Panmure Gordon Group Founded in 1876, Panmure Gordon & Co (PMR.L) is a leading independent institutional stockbroker and investment bank. Encompassing its US franchise, ThinkEquity, LLC, the Group employs approximately 250 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.