LONDON, 9 February, 2009 – Panmure Gordon & Co is pleased to announce the hire of two senior analysts. Peter Hitchens, covering oil & gas, joins from Singer Capital Markets and James Ainley, covering leisure, joins from JP Morgan. Tim Linacre, Panmure Gordon group chief executive, said: “We have very selectively hired world-class employees to fill gaps in our product offering and to further strengthen our overall team. “Peter and James are Extel and Starmine rated and join us having had extensive experience covering their respective sectors. Oil and gas is a massive global sector and the leisure sector is of clear and significant importance to UK plc. Panmure Gordon’s reputation as a firm that provides outstanding and independent research will be enhanced by their arrival,” he said. Peter and James will be based at Panmure Gordon’s London office. Media enquiries: Nathaniel Webb Group Communications Manager T: +44 (0)20 7614 8333 E: 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 260 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. and