LONDON, 21 July, 2009 – Panmure Gordon & Co is pleased to announce the hire of Simon French as the firm’s new leisure analyst. Mark Hughes and Gert Zonneveld, co-heads of research, said: “We are delighted that Simon has chosen to join Panmure Gordon & Co, continuing his respected career in the City and in industry, including stints at Whitbread Plc, Numis and UBS. The leisure sector is an important one for the firm and our clients and we are looking forward to Simon’s positive contribution to our continued growth.” Simon’s appointment to the research team follows the recent appointment of mining analyst, Alison Turner. Panmure Gordon’s sales team has also been further strengthened in recent weeks with the appointment of four new team members. Simon will be based at Panmure Gordon’s Liverpool Office, starting in the second half of August. Media enquiries: Nathaniel Webb Group Communications Manager T: +44 20 7614 8333 E: email@example.com About the Panmure Gordon Group Founded in 1876, Panmure Gordon & Co (PMR.L) is a leading independent mid-cap 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.