2020 Women on Boards Welcomes Anne Richards to Board of Leaders

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2020 Women on Boards is pleased to announce that Anne Richards has joined its Board of Leaders.

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From an economic, a business and a fairness perspective, diversity matters. To be competitive, we need to use all the talent available to us - both female and male.

2020 Women on Boards is pleased to announce that Anne Richards has joined its Board of Leaders. The Board of Leaders is comprised of individuals who are prominent in their fields, enthusiastically endorse increasing the number of women who serve on corporate boards, and support the 2020 Women on Boards mission.

Ms. Richards stated, "From an economic, a business and a fairness perspective, diversity matters. To be competitive, we need to use all the talent available to us - both female and male."

Ms. Richards is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Aberdeen Solutions at Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, a global investment management group. She is also head of the EMEA region and an Executive Director of Aberdeen. Anne was chief investment officer and joint managing director of Edinburgh Fund Managers (EFM), which was acquired by Aberdeen in 2003. Prior to joining EFM, Anne worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.

Anne graduated in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and has an MBA from Insead.

About 2020 Women on Boards: 2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women directors on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. Campaign supporters include individuals, organizations and companies that embrace the principle that diversity in the boardroom encourages good corporate decision-making. For more information, or to register your support, visit http://www.2020WOB.com.

About Aberdeen Asset Management: Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, an independently‚Äźrun asset manager, has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991, and is currently operating from 31 offices in 23 countries. Aberdeen and its affiliates invest on behalf of institutional and wholesale clients, primarily in equities, fixed income, alternative investment strategies and property. AAMI and its affiliates manage more than US$314.3 billion of assets for both institutions and private individuals as of December 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.aberdeen-asset.us.

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