– UK – Octagonal Plc (AIM: OCT), the investment company whose principal investment is a 9.97% equity stake in global custody and clearing company, Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd (“GIS”), announces that Jason Berry has been appointed to the Octagonal board with immediate effect as an executive director.

Mr Berry has extensive experience operating in global public markets having spent approximately 20 years working in the financial services sector in London.

Donald Strang, the Company’s Chairman commented: “The Company would like to welcome Mr Berry to the board of Octagonal and sees his appointment as adding significant value to the Company’s investment in GIS and as it seeks to look for new investments and opportunities in line with its stated investment strategy.”

About Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd

GIS’s main business activities are focused on global settlement and safe custody services for over 300 global hedge funds and family wealth offices.

GIS is a London Stock Exchange member firm and is regulated by the FCA to offer a broad scope of settlement, custody, banking, broking and advisory services to professional, retail, corporate and eligible counterparty clients. GIS has over  100 counterparty relationships including most major international investments banks transacting in the UK.

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