NOVUS GLOBAL SPECIAL SITUATIONS STRATEGY (STERLING CLOSED - ENDED) ANNOUNCEMENT

Date5-Mar-2010

5 March 2010

 

Novus Global Special Situations Strategy (Sterling Closed-Ended) Limited

(the "Company")

 

The board of directors of the Company wishes to announce the following:

1              Investment Manager and Placement Agency

Following the sale of part of the asset management business of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc to Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (the "Transaction"), RBS Asset Management (Cayman) Limited is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.  Consequently the name of RBS Asset Management (Cayman) Limited was changed to Aberdeen Asset Management Cayman Limited. 

2              Investment Adviser

As of 29 January 2010, the appointment of Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited as Investment Adviser to the Investment Manager was approved by the Company by virtue of the novation of the Investment Advisory Agreement.

As at 31 December 2009, Aberdeen Asset Manager Limited was responsible for approximately US$232 billion of assets.

3              Directors

William Lawton and David Neuschaffer resigned as directors of the Company on 13 May 2009 and David Foster and Walo Meyer resigned as directors of the Company with effect from 29 January 2010.

Furthermore, Julian Reddyhough retired from the partnership of Maples and Calder with effect from 30 November 2009 but remains a Director of the Company for the time being.

4              Management Shares

An Aberdeen Asset Management group company currently holds 10 management shares of nominal value in the Company.

5              Contact Details

The contact details for the new Investment Adviser are as follows:

Investment Adviser

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited

1 Bread Street

Bow Bells House

London EC4M 9HH

Telephone: +44 20 7463 6000

Facsimile: +44 20 7463 6001

For further information in relation to the above announcement please contact Paul Hogg at the office of the Company's Secretary, RBS Coutts (Cayman) Limited (Tel: +1 345 945 4777 or Paul.Hogg@rbscoutts.com).