Standard Chartered announces Moatlhodi Lekaukau as new Chief Executive Officer for Botswana

Johannesburg, 4 November 2011

Diana Layfield, Regional Chief Executive Officer for Africa, said:

"We are pleased to announce the appointment of Moatlhodi as CEO for Botswana. His extensive experience will help Standard Chartered further deepen relationships with our customers and clients. With over 114 years' experience in Botswana, we are already well positioned but Moatlhodi is an outstanding choice to take our business to new heights".

Moatlhodi, Chief Executive Officer-designate for Botswana, commented:

"It is a privilege to join Standard Chartered as CEO for Botswana. I am excited about the opportunities to develop our business in Botswana and to serve our customers, clients, staff, regulators and the community".

Moatlhodi is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is currently a Partner at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance, South Africa, where he is Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Moatlhodi will join Standard Chartered in February 2012.

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Moatlhodi Lekaukau

Moatlhodi was appointed Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance in October 2010, advising major corporate clients on restructuring, project management, capital raisings, deal initiations and transaction negotiations. He has held a wide range of posts since joining Deloitte & Touche in January 2000, in both the South African and USA practices. Moatlhodi was educated in Botswana, Zimbabwe and the University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a member of the South African Institute Of Chartered Accountants.

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Lauren Callie
Head Business Communications, Africa
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Ithabeleng Letsunyane
Head of Corporate Affairs, Botswana
Tel: + 267 3601685

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