JPMorgan European Investment Trust appoints Guy Walker to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  JPMorgan European Investment Trust plc (LON: JETG) today announced the appointment of Guy Walker to its Board as an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 15th February 2021.

“Guy Walker is a highly experienced and well regarded Senior Investment Executive with extensive knowledge of the European equities market. He will make an excellent addition to the Board at a time when the Company is navigating through challenging times.” said Board Chair, Jo Dixon.

In line with the Company’s Board Succession plan, Stephen Russell will be standing down as a Director on the same day, 15th February 2021.

Jo Dixon, commented: “I and the Board offer our thanks for the valuable service that Stephen Russell has provided to the Company as Director, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Nomination Committee and wish him well for the future. Further announcements regarding changes to the composition of the Board are expected to be released in the forthcoming months.”

About Guy Walker

Guy Walker is currently Senior Adviser at the Investor Forum and has 30 years’ investment experience in the UK and continental European equities with roles including Managing Director of European Equities at UBS Asset Management and Global Head of ESG Investment at Schroders.

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