Clarkson appoints Heike Truol to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Clarkson PLC (LON: CKN) today announced the appointment of Heike Truol as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Heike will serve as a member of the Audit and Risk, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

“Heike brings a deep knowledge of dry bulk shipping to the Board, particularly from the customer perspective. Heike’s previous experience and skills will complement that of the rest of the Board – she is an experienced adviser and her background in strategic planning will be invaluable. We are delighted that she has decided to join the Company.” said Sir Bill Thomas, Chairman.

About Heike Truol

Heike has 11 years’ experience at Anglo American PLC where she is now Executive Head, Commercial Services. On joining in 2009 as Group Head, Strategy she helped evolve the strategy function working closely with the CEO and executive committee. In her current role, she helped establish the Marketing business and has had P&L responsibility for Anglo American’s global shipping activity. Heike is stepping down from her current role and will leave Anglo American at the end of April 2020. Prior to her time at Anglo American, Heike was a management consultant and held roles at Marakon Associates and Deloitte.

Heike Truol commented, “With its reputation as a market leader in the shipping industry and its continued growth, Clarksons has built an impressive track record. I very much look forward to working with the Board.”

About Clarkson PLC

Clarkson PLC is the world’s leading provider of integrated services and investment banking capabilities to the shipping and offshore markets, facilitating global trade.

Founded in 1852, Clarksons offers its diverse and growing client base an unrivalled range of shipbroking services, sector research, on-hand logistical support and full investment banking capabilities in all key shipping and offshore sectors.

The Company has delivered 16 years of consecutive dividend growth. The highly cash generative nature of the business, supported by a strong balance sheet, has enabled Clarksons to continue to invest to position the business to capitalise on the upturn in its markets.

Clarksons is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CKN and is a member of the FTSE 250 Index.

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