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An introduction to TR European Growth Trust PLC

Value of Investment The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. Past performance Past performance is not a guide to future performance. For more information please visit the prices and performance page. Gearing The effect of borrowing money for investment purposes. The amount a company can “gear” is the amount it can borrow in order to invest. Gearing is used in the expectation that the returns on the investments bought will exceed the costs of the borrowings that funded the purchase. Where a negative gearing figure is shown, this number represents the percentage of the portfolio held as cash.

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An introduction to TR European Growth Trust PLC


Ollie Beckett, Fund Manager
Ollie Beckett has been appointed Fund Manager of TR European Growth Trust PLC with effect from 1 July 2011, replacing Stephen Peak who was Fund Manager of the Company from its launch in September 1990. Ollie is an Associate Director for Henderson Horizon Pan European Smaller Companies. He first joined Henderson Global Investors (AMP Asset Management) in 1998 as an assistant portfolio manager for European Equities before becoming fund manager in 1999. In 2003, he took on the responsibility of managing Global Technology Equities before joining Anglo-Suisse Capital for one year. Ollie returned to Henderson Global Investors in 2005. He is also a member of the Institute of Investment Managers and Research.
Audley Twiston-Davies, Chairman
Audley Twiston-Davies (Chairman) joined the Board in 2000 and was elected Chairman in May 2002. He is currently Chairman of BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust plc and a non-executive director of New India Investment Trust plc. Audley was formerly Chairman of Taylor Young Investment Management Limited and previously Chief Executive Officer of Foreign & Colonial Emerging Markets Limited. He is Chairman of the Company’s subsidiary, TREG Finance Limited and Chairman of the Company’s Management Engagement and Nominations Committees.
Chris Casey, Director
Chris Casey (Audit Committee Chairman) joined the Board on 1 March 2010. He has over 30 years’ strategic financial experience. He was a partner of KPMG LLP and its predecessor firms from 1992, having joined Peat Marwick & Mitchell in 1977. He was initially an audit partner responsible for a series of assignments for large and quoted companies but latterly specialised in M&A advisory assistance both pre and post deal. He was Head of Transaction Services for the South region of KPMG LLP from 1997 to 2007 and subsequently had a market-facing role as a senior partner of the firm. Mr Casey retired from KPMG LLP in February 2010. He is also a director of the Company’s subsidiary, TREG Finance Limited.
Robert Jeens, Director
Robert Jeens joined the Board in 2002. He is a non-executive director of Henderson Group plc and of The Royal London Mutual Assurance Society Limited. His previous non-executive appointments include Chairman of nCipher plc and Deputy Chairman of Hepworth plc. He was formerly Group Finance Director of Woolwich plc and prior to that Finance Director of Kleinwort Benson Group plc.
Henderson Global Investors Limited, a subsidiary of Henderson Group plc, is the appointed investment manager for TR European Growth Trust. Therefore, since his appointment to the Henderson Group board in July 2009 Mr Jeens is no longer an independent director.
Andrew Martin Smith , Chairman
Andrew Martin Smith joined the Board in May 2008. He has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, 22 of which were with Hambros Bank Limited. From September 2000 to March 2005 he was a Managing Director of financial services company adviser Berkshire Capital Securities Limited (BCS). He currently works with Guinness Asset Management Ltd and remains an Advisory Director of BCS. He is also a director of two publicly quoted investment trusts and three private investment companies.

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