Standard Chartered Hires Don Robertson as Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources for Canada

New York, 26 July, 2012

Standard Chartered Bank today announced that Don Robertson has joined the bank in Toronto as a managing director in the Wholesale Bank and head of Natural Resources, Canada.

Robertson has more than 15 years of experience advising clients in connection with Canadian mergers and acquisitions, with particular focus on transactions involving the metals and mining and energy sectors. He was most recently head of Canadian M&A at Credit Suisse in Toronto and has also worked for RBC Capital Markets and the law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon.

"Don's appointment is part of Standard Chartered's on-going strategy to assist its clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East as they seek access to cross-border opportunities in the natural resources sector," said Julio Rojas, CEO of Standard Chartered in the Americas . "We are increasingly involved in transactions that originate in or are executed from Canada, so we are delighted to bring Don on board to help expand this vital aspect of our business".

Standard Chartered presence in Canada has grown significantly in recent years through the acquisition of oil and gas advisory firm Harrison Lovegrove in 2007 and metals and mining advisory firm Gryphon Partners in 2011.

In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University, Robertson holds a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He serves on the board of Daytrippers Children's Charity.

About Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group operating for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets and earning more than 90 per cent of its profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, the Group offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for nearly 87,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity as expressed in its brand promise, 'Here for good'. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. For more information, visit www.sc.com.

For more information, please contact:
Julie M. Gibson
Corporate Affairs
Standard Chartered Bank
Tel: +1-646-845-1114
E-mail: julie.gibson@sc.com

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