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Plus500 Ltd (PLUSP.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Penelope Judd

53 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Asaf Elimelech

35 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Elad Even-Chen

30 2016 Group Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Business Development, Executive Director

David Zruia

Chief Operating Officer

Elad Ben Izhak

Vice President - Marketing

Omer Elazari

Vice President - Research & Development, Server

Gal Haber

41 2016 Managing Director, Executive Director

Shlomi Weizmann

41 System Architect

Steven Baldwin

49 2017 Non-Executive Director

Daniel King

50 Non-Executive Director and External Director

Michael Fairbairn

53 2013 Senior Non-Executive Director and External Director

Biographies

Name Description

Penelope Judd

Ms. Penelope Ruth Judd, (née Partridge) has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 1 June 2017. She is currently serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Judd has over 30 year of financial services experience specialising in Compliance, Governance, Regulation, Corporate Finance and Audit. Ms. Judd has made a significant positive impact to the Board since joining in 2016 and her expertise is particularly relevant given the regulatory challenges faced by the industry and the Company. Ms. Judd will continue to chair the Regulatory and Risk Committee of the Company, which was established last year and is an important element of the Company's corporate governance.

Asaf Elimelech

Mr. Asaf Elimelech is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Plus500 Ltd. In addition, he is currently responsible for managing Plus500’s subsidiaries, working with the senior management team to ensure that the group, through its subsidiaries, is meeting its strategic goals. He previously served as the CEO of Plus500AU Pty Ltd. and has worked for the Group for the last three years. Prior to joining Plus500, he was a supervisor at PwC from 2008 to 2012, specialising in biotechand commercial audit as well as providing tax services to clients. As part of his role he managed several audit teams and was responsible for the preparation of financial reports for private and international public companies. Mr. Elimelech holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University and is a certified accountant in Israel.

Elad Even-Chen

Mr. Elad Even-Chen is Group Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Business Development, Executive Director of the Company. He was Company Secretary, Head of Investor Relations of Plus500 Ltd. Elad Even-Chen is responsible for the financial aspects of Plus500’s company strategy and global business development projects, managing finance departments, fulfilling the company’s obligation with regards to all financial reporting and working particularly on the Company strategic goals and its international operations. Mr. Even-Chen is also the head of investor relations for the Company, Vice President - Business Development and the Company Secretary. Mr. Even-Chen is a certified accountant in Israel and, prior to joining Plus500, he was a senior associate at KPMG, specialising in commerce and real estate audit. Mr. Even-Chen holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Tel- Aviv University, a LL.B Degree from the College of Management and an MBA (specialising in Financial Management) from Tel-Aviv University.

David Zruia

Mr. David Zruia is Chief Operating Officer of Plus500 Ltd. David is responsible for all day to day operations of the company including money proccessing, service providers, customer support, back-office, user agreements and customers policy. Mr Zruia Joined the company in 2010 as the head of the affiliate program and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Group in 2013. He holds a B.Sc. in industrial engineering and management at the Technion, Israel.

Elad Ben Izhak

Mr. Elad Ben Izhak is Vice President - Marketing of Plus500 Ltd. As one of the co-founders of Plus500, Mr. Ben Izhak has been responsible for the Group’s marketing activities and overseeing the expansion of the marketing department into a team of 10 marketing professionals. He is focussed on delivering targeted marketing initiatives, particularly online and via the Group’s affiliates programme. Mr. Ben Izhak has previously held a number of online marketing and software development management roles and has co-founded two additional online companies. He has a B.Sc. and a Master in Electrical Engineering from the Technion and Tel-Aviv University respectively.

Omer Elazari

Mr. Omer Elazari is Vice President - Research & Development, Server of Plus500 Ltd. Mr. Elazari is jointly responsible for designing and developing the Trading Platform together with Shlomi Weitzmann. Prior to founding Plus500, he worked as a chief technology officer at Mevideo Ltd (an internet start-up company) and as a software developer engineer at Intel. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems from the Technion.

Gal Haber

Mr. Gal Haber is the Managing Director and an Executive Director of Plus500 Ltd. Mr. Gal Haber has nearly 15 years’ experience in software programming and business development. One of the Company’s founders, he currently holds the position of the Company’s Managing Director and is responsible for the continuing the growth of the business from an R&D perspective. In particular, he has led the design of the user-friendly Trading Platform, which represents one of the key competitive advantages for the business. Mr. Haber holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel. Before founding Plus500, Mr. Haber served as chief operating officer of InterLogic Ltd, a ‘skilled games’ programme provider for the internet, and mobile devices, which he co-founded in 2004.

Shlomi Weizmann

Mr. Shlomi Weizmann is System Architect of Plus500 Ltd. One of the co-founders of Plus500, Shlomi Weizmann designed and developed the Trading Platform with Omer Elazari. He has experience in software development, having previously worked as an algorithms developer at Telmap Ltd as well as founding another start-up company. Mr. Weizmann has a Bachelor of Software Engineering from the Technion.

Steven Baldwin

Mr. Steven J. Baldwin has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 June 2017. Mr. Baldwin is currently a non-executive director of Panmure Gordon & Co. plc and Elegant Hotels Group plc. He has an extensive corporate finance background and most recently held the position of Head of European Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Broking at Macquarie Capital until February 2015 when he resigned to pursue a non-executive career. Prior to this Mr. Baldwin was a Director at JPMorgan Cazenove for ten years and was a Vice President of Corporate Finance at UBS from 1995 to 1998. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand.

Daniel King

Mr. Daniel Joseph King is Non-Executive Director and External Director of Plus500 Ltd. Daniel King is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. Mr. King has over 18 years’ experience in e-commerce technologies, data and analytics, digital and online media and has extensive knowledge in developing and scaling high-growth companies. Mr. King is currently the President & COO for Profitero, a SaaS provider of online insights and e-commerce intelligence for retailers and brands. Previously Mr. King worked for UK Trade & Investment as Head of High Growth & Emerging Markets, working with companies and individual investors looking to set up their businesses or investment in the UK. Mr. King was previously managing partner of Blue Leaf Capital, a private boutique venture capital and advisory services company based in London. Prior to this Mr. King held Managing Director roles with Compete, a WPP company; MySupermarket.co.uk; and Experian Hitwise, overseeing the company's EMEA operations and was a key member of staff that led to the eventual acquisition of Hitwise by Experian in June 2007.. Mr. King is a mentor and judge on London Business School’s MBA Entrepreneurship Programme, and is also an advisor and mentor with technology incubator Seedcamp, (www. seedcamp.com) a programme aimed at bringing together next generation start-ups with entrepreneurs, business executives and venture capitalists.

Michael Fairbairn

Mr. Michael Charles Fairbairn is Senior Non-Executive Director and External Director of Plus500 Ltd. Charles Fairbairn is a non-executive Director, the senior independent director and chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Fairbairn has held similar positions for a number of AIM companies over the past 14 years including Research Now Ltd, the online research company of which he was a founder investor, Statpro Group plc, providing analytics for asset managers, and Brightview plc, an internet service provider. Mr. Fairbairn graduated from Durham University with a BA (Hons) in Economics in 1983 and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in London in 1986. Having spent seven years at Deloitte Haskins & Sells, he joined Pearson Plc in 1990 as group accountant, group chief accountant and latterly finance director of Pearson New Entertainment, a startup division. Over the following 17 years, since leaving Pearson New Entertainment in 1998, he has held a number of positions as finance director, executive and non-executive director of a portfolio of companies, helping to develop and scale growth companies from start-ups into global companies. Mr. Fairbairn is an active investor in growth companies and reviews new business and turnaround opportunities, exposing him to a multitude of sectors and business models. He also holds an Investment Management Certificate.