June 25, 2018 / 9:58 AM / 21 days ago

BRIEF-Standard Life Aberdeen merger hedges against Brexit - chairman

June 25 (Reuters) - Standard Life Aberdeen:

* CHAIRMAN GERRY GRIMSTONE SAYS SLA MERGER HAS MADE COMPANY MORE GLOBAL AND AS SUCH IT IS A HEDGE AGAINST BREXIT

* SLA’S GRIMSTONE SAYS 9 MONTHS AWAY FROM BREXIT BUSINESSES HAVE NO MORE CERTAINTY THAN THEY DID A YEAR AGO

* SLA’S GRIMSTONE SAYS THINKS GOVERNMENT IS LISTENING ON BREXIT BUT VERY IMPORTANT MATTERS LIKE CUSTOMS UNION NEED TO BE SETTLED

* SLA’S GRIMSTONE SAYS ARBITRATION WITH LLOYDS OVER CONTRACT LIKELY TO TAKE MONTHS, POSSIBLY END OF THIS YEAR

* SLA’S GRIMSTONE SAYS DISAPPOINTED BY SHARE PRICE PERFORMANCE BUT CONFIDENT OF RECOVERY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Emma Rumney)

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