Standard Chartered Appoints Michael Kruse To Head Technology, Media & Telecoms in North America

New York, 29 April, 2013

Standard Chartered Bank today announced that Michael Kruse has joined the Bank in San Francisco as a managing director and head of the Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) group for North America. He reports to James Ramage, head of the Bank's Global Corporates North American Network Client Group.

Kruse joins the Bank following 12 years at JPMorgan Chase, most recently as head of coverage for West Coast technology clients. In his new role Kruse is be responsible for relationships with North American technology, media and telecommunications companies and their subsidiaries globally with a focus on lending, financial markets, transaction banking and corporate finance.

"We're delighted to welcome Michael as head of our Technology, Media & Telecoms team," said Jeremy Bollington, co-head of Wholesale Banking for Standard Chartered in the Americas. "Our TMT clients are increasingly focused on growth opportunities in the emerging markets, and with a stronger West Coast presence we'll be able to deliver the benefits of the Bank's global network even more effectively."

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Standard Chartered Bank is a leading international banking group listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank's growth in recent years. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

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