London, 13 May 2024 – Euroclear UK & International are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Elms as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Elms was previously serving as interim CEO.

With a combined 28 years’ experience within Euroclear group and previously CRESTCo, which was acquired by Euroclear group in 2002, Mr Elms has held a number of senior roles including CRESTCo Head of Internal Audit and Group Head of Group IT Service Control, where he was responsible for the day-to-day delivery of first line IT services to the group entities (Euroclear Bank, Euroclear UK & International and the ESES CSDs).

Valérie Urbain, CEO, Euroclear group said: "Chris has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, strategic vision and a deep understanding of the company’s goals, objectives and values while interim CEO. Chris and the Euroclear UK & International management team have made significant progress in developing a comprehensive commercial and operational strategy designed to transform Euroclear UK & International into a more resilient, fully digital UK financial market infrastructure. I have every confidence under Chris’ leadership Euroclear UK & International will continue to go from strength to strength."

Robert Hingley, Chairman, Euroclear UK & International added: "On behalf of the Board, we are delighted that Chris will be able to embark on this new chapter of transformation and growth driven by the team’s unwavering commitment to market stability and client satisfaction. As part of Euroclear UK & International's ambitious strategy, transformation of the CREST system will increase resilience, client value and market efficiencies."

About Euroclear

Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. Guided by its purpose, Euroclear innovates to bring safety, efficiency, and connections to financial markets for sustainable economic growth. Euroclear provides settlement and custody of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives, and investment funds. As a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure, Euroclear is committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation, and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise. The Euroclear group comprises Euroclear Bank, the International CSD, as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & International.

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