New director For Securities Trust board

Securities Trust of Scotland PLC announces the appointment of John Evans as a non-executive director of the company.

25 January 2016

John will start his role on 1st February 2016, and has extensive investment management and investment company experience having worked in the industry for over 30 years. After commencing his career with Ivory & Sime, in 1990 John became one of the founding partners of Aberforth Partners, a specialist investment management firm that invests in UK Smaller Quoted Companies largely on behalf of institutional investors. Throughout his career John has been closely involved with the management of Investment Companies, and in particular those with an income objective. John is currently a non-executive director of Investors Capital Trust plc and is the Chairman of Drum Income Plus REIT.

Neil Donaldson, Chairman of Securities Trust of Scotland PLC, commented:
'We are very pleased to welcome John Evans as a director of the company. He has a wealth of experience within the investment industry and strong specialist knowledge of the investment trust sector which should be invaluable in complementing the blend of skills and knowledge on the board.'

'Securities Trust of Scotland aims to achieve rising income and long-term capital growth through investment in a balanced portfolio of global equities. By employing a global remit, we believe that this allows our manager to select the best stocks from around the world, unencumbered by geographical constraints. Additionally, we have committed to deliver a dividend of at least 5.8p per share in the year to 31 March 2016 which is 18% higher than our dividend for last year.'