Glencore appoints Martin Gilbert to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– SWITZERLAND, Baar – Glencore plc (LSE:GLEN), announces the appointment of Martin Gilbert as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Martin Gilbert is a co-founder and Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, the holding company of the fund management group that was established in 1983.

Mr. Gilbert was appointed Chairman of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s Practitioner Panel in December 2013. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance. He is also a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the International Advisory Board of British American Business. Mr. Gilbert is also the Deputy Chairman of Sky PLC.

Prior to this, Mr. Gilbert has served as Chairman of FirstGroup PLC.

Mr. Gilbert, who was born in Malaysia, was educated in Aberdeen and has an MA in Accountancy and an LLB. In 2009 he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Aberdeen. Mr. Gilbert is Adjunct Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School and in 2014 was awarded a Doctorate of Letters from Heriot-Watt University.

Commenting on the new appointment, Tony Hayward, Chairman, stated: “On behalf of the Board I am delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Gilbert. Martin is one of the leading entrepreneurs of asset management and also has a long track record as a FTSE Non-Executive Director. We are delighted that Martin has agreed to join us and look forward to benefitting from his experience and insights.”

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. The Group’s operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities.

With a strong footprint in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore’s industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.

Glencore’s customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, oil and food processing sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore’s companies employ around 155,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

For more information : http://www.glencore.com

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