Company Announcements

Appointment of Directors

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European Opportunities Trust PLC
01 September 2021

European Opportunities Trust PLC (the 'Company')

Legal Entity Identifier: 549300XN7RXQWHN18849



Appointment of Matthew Dobbs and Jeroen Huysinga to the Board

The Board of European Opportunities Trust PLC is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr Matthew Dobbs and Mr Jeroen Huysinga as independent non-executive Directors of the Company with immediate effect. Matthew and Jeroen have also been appointed as members of Audit & Risk, Nomination, Remuneration, and Management Engagement Committees with immediate effect.


Matthew Dobbs recently stepped down from full time investment responsibilities after a 39 year career at Schroders, fulfilling a number of research and portfolio management responsibilities. Most recently he was Head of Global Small Companies and managed a number of specialist Asian closed and open-ended equity funds.


Mr Dobbs holds 20,000 shares in the Company, with a further 6,000 shares being held by a person closely associated.

Jeroen Huysinga managed funds at JP Morgan Asset Management for 23 years until his retirement in 2020. He was formerly a managing director in JPMorgan's global equities team and, prior to joining JP Morgan, he was a Japanese equities specialist at Lombard Odier and, previously, at British Steel Pension Fund.  He is currently pursuing a master's degree in charity finance and administration at the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) in London and is a director of the Brain and Spine Foundation.


Mr Huysinga holds 11,000 shares in the Company.


Both Mr Dobbs and Mr Huysinga have been responsible for the portfolio management of investment trust clients of their respective firms in the past.


There are no other details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.


For further information, please contact:


Devon Equity Management Limited

Company Secretaries to European Opportunities Trust PLC

Richard Pavry                

020 3985 0445


1 September 2021


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