LONDON, 9 April 2013 – Panmure Gordon & Co., a leading independent institutional stockbroker and investment bank, is pleased to advise that Joanne Lake has joined the firm as its Leeds-based Corporate Finance Director. Panmure Gordon Chief Executive, Phillip Wale, commented: “With almost 20 years’ advising both UK plcs and private companies seeking growth capital, Joanne brings exceptional depth of experience and strong networks across the North of England and London to add to our investment banking team.” Joanne Lake commented: “Panmure Gordon’s name is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected in the world of independent corporate finance houses. Last year, Panmure brought to market four new companies including Sheffield’s enormously successful WANdisco IPO. It will be a pleasure to connect local businesses into the firm’s global reach and experience.” A Chartered Accountant, Ms Lake is a non-executive director of Mattioli Woods plc, chairman of the London Stock Exchange Regional Advisory Group for Yorkshire and the North East, and a trustee of The Hepworth Wakefield. Prior to joining Panmure Gordon, Ms Lake spent most of her corporate finance career at Henry Cooke Group, Williams de Broë and Evolution Group. She will be based in Leeds. In addition, Peter Steel will also join the firm on 15 April 2013 as an Associate Director of Corporate Finance. Peter, a Chartered Accountant, has worked with Joanne for several years and will also be based in our Leeds office.