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Bryan Sanderson joins Argus Media board

London, 26 October 2012

Global energy and commodity price reporting and news agency Argus Media has appointed Bryan Sanderson to its board as a non-executive director.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bryan to the Argus board," Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said. "His more than 35 years of experience in the energy, chemicals and financial sectors will be of considerable benefit to Argus as we continue to develop must have information for the industries we serve. We look forward to benefiting from his insight and knowledge."

Bryan is currently non-executive chairman of Cella Energy and an emeritus governor of the London School of Economics. He was chairman of Standard Chartered bank between 2003 and 2006 and was chairman of Northern Rock in 2007-2008.

Following two years voluntary service with the United Nations Association in Peru, Bryan started his career at BP in 1964 and held a variety of positions before being appointed chief executive of BP Chemicals in March 1990 and a managing director of BP in April 1992, posts which he held until he retired in September 2000. During this period he served as a non-executive director of Corus (formerly British Steel).

"I am looking forward to working with Argus," Bryan Sanderson said. "Argus has an excellent reputation in the energy and financial sectors and I am excited to be part of such a rapidly expanding company, which offers a growing range of essential price information, news and analysis services."

About Argus Media

Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 450 staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal energy centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments and commentary, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends.

More than half of Argus’ staff are commodity journalists who specialise in reporting news and price information relating to physical energy and related commodity markets. They operate according to a rigorous Editorial Code of Conduct and an Ethics Policy that align with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest.

Argus is a leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence, market data, consultancy services and conferences on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used by companies and taxation authorities for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.

Argus has 19 offices globally, including London, Houston, Washington, New York, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Astana and other key centres of the energy industry. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company.

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