Marcus Stuttard Appointed Head of AIM

Marcus Stuttard Appointed Head of AIM

London Stock Exchange today appointed Marcus Stuttard as its new Head of AIM. Marcus was previously Deputy Head of AIM and brings 15 years experience at the London Stock Exchange to the role.

Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive designate of the London Stock Exchange, said:

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Marcus as the new Head of AIM. With his depth of experience and unrivalled knowledge of the market, he is the natural choice to take AIM forward and continue to build on its success as the world’s growth market. Having been Deputy Head of AIM for the last three years and responsible for Corporate Adviser relationships for two and a half years before that, Marcus is already well known in the AIM community for his commitment to the market and its success. I look forward to working with him closely in the coming years.”

Marcus Stuttard takes over this role from Martin Graham who stepped down from the Exchange last week after a five year period during which he led AIM through a period of major growth and international success. Going forward Marcus will be responsible for the overall strategy of AIM and its continued development as a global growth market.

Marcus, 39, joined the London Stock Exchange as a Regulatory Adviser in 1994. He has held a variety of roles at the Exchange including responsibility for the Exchange’s relationship with Corporate Advisers before becoming Deputy Head of AIM in March 2006.

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About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business. It operates Europe's largest and most liquid equity market with over 500 member firms, holds the number one position in trading ETFs and securitised derivatives, and through its interest in MTS, is the leading platform for the trading of fixed income products.

The London Stock Exchange itself is the world's most international exchange with nearly 700 overseas companies from over 70 countries on its markets. It has consolidated this position in the last three calendar years, having attracted 218 international companies which raised over £32 billion between them. These figures include international companies on AIM.

AIM, the London Stock Exchange's growth market has become the world's most successful market for small and medium sized enterprises with over 1,500 companies at the end of 2008. In the first 3 months of 2009, AIM companies have raised over £560m. In 2008, London Stock Exchange Group launched AIM Italia as a distinct market based on the core AIM principles but operated and managed by Borsa Italiana.

Following its merger with Borsa Italiana in 2007, London Stock Exchange Group also now offers post-trade services such as netting, clearing and settlement on an efficient and competitive basis, and a comprehensive range of European bond trading services through MTS.