THE Board of Rangers announces that it has appointed Norman Crighton as an independent non-executive director.
Mr Crighton has been involved in most aspects of investment banking during the course of his 23 year career, including corporate finance, research and market-making, leading to institutional investment management.
Having begun his career in corporate finance and sales at Olliff and Partners in 1990, he moved to LCF Edmond de Rothschild in 1993 before spending five years as a Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch from 1994 to 1999. He then joined Jefferies International Limited as a Director of Funds and Related Products from 1999 to 2006.
After this, he was an investment manager at Metage Capital Limited with an emphasis on performance analysis, company structure and corporate governance, focussing on UK main board and AIM quoted companies.
Since 2011, institutional shareholders have appointed Mr Crighton to the boards of several UK listed companies to help with complex restructurings. He is a non-executive director of Trading Emissions PLC, Global Fixed Income Realisation Limited and Private Equity Investor PLC. Mr Crighton is also the non-executive chairman of Weiss Korea Opportunity Fund Ltd, a new company quoted on AIM in May of this year.
Mr Crighton will chair a new Investment Committee of the board whose terms of reference will include overseeing capital projects. In accordance with Rangers’ Articles of Association Mr Crighton will be subject to re-appointment by an ordinary resolution at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company on Thursday 19 December 2013.
Mr Crighton holds a BA (Hons) in Applied Economics from his home city of Dundee and a MA in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter.
Further information concerning Mr Norman Crighton, aged 47:
Current Partnerships and Directorships:
Asia Biogas Singapore Pte Limited
Global Fixed Income Realisation Limited
Private Equity Investor Plc
Trading Emissions Plc
Universal Umvelt Ltd
Weiss Korea Opportunity Fund Ltd
World Firsts Organization Ltd
Past Directorships and other positions:
Big Bear Productions Limited
Mr Crighton is not currently beneficially interested in the issued share capital of the Company.
There is no further information required relating to Mr Crighton to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules.