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Board Appointment



June 17, 2020

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Aquis Exchange PLC
("Aquis", the "Company" or the "Group")

Board Appointment

Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L), the exchange services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Vaillant to the Board as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. David joined Aquis on 23 September 2019 as Non-Executive Chairman of Aquis' French subsidiary, Aquis Exchange Europe SAS and will continue in this role alongside his directorship of the Group.
David brings corporate and institutional banking skills to the Group, as well as significant knowledge of French financial markets and regulations. Since October 2019, David has been Global Head of Finance, Strategy and Participations at BNP Paribas Asset Management and before that, David was at BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Institutional Banking / Corporate Finance FIC division, where he was Head of Banking for EMEA.
Niki Beattie, Non-executive Chairman of Aquis, said:
”We are delighted to welcome David onto the Board today. He has already shown great leadership as Chairman of our French subsidiary and we are sure his skills and experience will be immensly valuable as the Company continues to build momentum as a leading pan-european exchange services group.”
Regulatory disclosures
In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules, David Vaillant (aged 43), holds or has held the following directorships and partnerships during the five years preceding the date of this announcement:
Aquis Exchange Europe SASNone
BNP Paribas Asset Management France SAS
Banco Estado Administradora General de Fondos SA
Vaillant La Tara SCI
L'Association des Sciences-Po


Aquis Exchange PLC
Tel: +44 (0)20 3597 6321
Alasdair Haynes, CEO
Jonathan Clelland, CFO and COO
Belinda Keheyan, Head of Marketing
Tel: +44 (0)20 3597 6329
Liberum Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3100 2000
Clayton Bush
Chris Clarke
Edward Thomas
Kane Collings
Alma PR (Financial PR Adviser)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0205
Susie Hudson
Caroline Forde
Rebecca Sanders-Hewett

Notes to editors

Aquis Exchange PLC is an exchange services group, which operates pan-European cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), growth and regulated primary markets (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE) and develops/licenses exchange software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).
Aquis Exchange is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and France's Autorité des Marchés Financiers to operate Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK and in EU27 respectively. Aquis operates a lit order book and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower toxicity and signalling risk on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe. According to independent studies, trades on Aquis are less likely to lead to price movement than on other lit markets. Aquis uses a subscription pricing model which works by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade.
Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) is a stock market providing primary and secondary markets for equity and debt products. It is authorised as a Recognised Investment Exchange, which allows it to operate a regulated listings venue.
Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division of Aquis Exchange PLC. It creates and licenses cutting-edge, cost-effective matching engine and trade surveillance technology for banks, brokers, investment firms and exchanges.
Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L) is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the LSE (AIM) market. For more information, please go to
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