Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon appoints Neil Donaldson to the Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK – Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Donaldson as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 August 2014.

Mr Donaldson has been chief executive of James Donaldson & Sons Limited, an independent Fife based timber merchants, since 1985. Currently the chairman of Securities Trust of Scotland, he has served on its board since 2005 and has more than 15 years’ experience of the investment trust sector. He also holds a number of appointments with several charities.

Barry Rose, Chairman of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon commented: “My fellow Directors and I are delighted to welcome Neil to the Board.  We believe that we have appointed an individual with a strong interest and knowledge of the investment trust sector, and extensive business expertise, who will maintain the Board’s depth and breadth”.

The appointment of Mr Donaldson falls to be ratified by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in 2015.

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