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The Board has recently become aware of individuals who have been approached as part of a share fraud scheme involving shares in Personal Assets Trust plc. Scams such as this appear to be on the increase and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The Board would urge all individuals to remain alert to potential scams and be wary of any unsolicited contact in respect of investment matters. Detailed advice on how to avoid and report potential investment scams is available on the FCA website (www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart).
Personal Assets Trust is a self-managed investment trust run by its Board, which takes all major decisions collectively. While Robin Angus has executive duties, all of the Directors regard themselves and one another as equal in duties and responsibilities they owe to shareholders and accordingly work together as a unitary Board within which the Chairman (who is elected by the Directors from among their own number) acts as primus inter pares.
The Directors are elected by the shareholders and regard corporate governance and accountability to shareholders as fundamental. They therefore place considerable emphasis on running the Company in the way they believe to be best suited to the successful management of an investment trust on behalf of its shareholders.
All of the non-executive Directors are considered to be independent in character and judgement and, in the opinion of the Board, there are no relationships or conflicts of interest which are likely to affect the judgement of any Director.