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Michael McLintock to retire as M&G Chief Executive, to be succeeded by Anne Richards

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Michael McLintock has decided to retire as Chief Executive of M&G Investments and as an executive director of Prudential. He will be succeeded later this year, subject to regulatory approval, by Anne Richards.

Richards will join Prudential from Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, where she is Chief Investment Officer and responsible for operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has held senior roles at JP Morgan Investment Management, Mercury Asset Management and Edinburgh Fund Managers, which was acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management in 2003.
 
Mike Wells, Group Chief Executive of Prudential, says: “I would like to thank Michael for his exceptional contribution to M&G over the last two decades. Under his leadership M&G has grown to become one of Europe’s largest fund managers by offering innovative investment solutions to meet the needs of our customers and clients. I wish him all the very best for the future.
 
“I am delighted that a person of Anne’s talent is joining the Group and I look forward to working with her. Anne will be able to deploy her leadership skills and exceptional knowledge of the global asset management industry to provide the best possible outcomes for our customers, clients and shareholders.“
 
McLintock says: “I am absolutely delighted to be handing the reins to Anne. I have loved running M&G, but after 19 years I feel strongly that it’s time for a change. M&G is a special business. I would like to thank all of my colleagues for their support and hard work over so many years. I have no doubt whatsoever that M&G will flourish under Anne’s leadership and I wish her and the team every possible success.”
 
Richards says: “I am delighted that I have the opportunity to lead M&G, which is a world-class business. I look forward to working with the team to continue building the business and leading the next phase of M&G’s development.”
 
Paul Manduca, Chairman of Prudential, says: “On behalf of the Prudential Board, I would like to thank Michael for his exceptional service to the Group over so many years. He has built a fund management franchise that is a leader in its field and the envy of our competitors. Michael’s experience, expertise and leadership have played an important part in the success of the Group throughout his time with us.
 
“I look forward to working with Anne when she joins the Board. I am pleased that we are able to attract the very best talent from across the industry, demonstrating the quality of our succession planning. Anne’s achievements and experience make her the right candidate to continue M&G’s development.”

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