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Markit Appoints Head of Investor Relations

Markit (Nasdaq: MRKT), a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, today announced the appointment of Matthew Kolby as head of investor relations. He reports to Jeff Gooch, chief financial officer, and is based in New York.

Matt has more than 17 years of corporate and advisory investor relations experience. He joins Markit from Deutsche Bank where he was director of investor relations, responsible for all aspects of investor communications in North America. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2011, he was the global head of investor relations advisory in J.P. Morgan's Depositary Receipts division where he established and led a global team of investor relations specialists who advised non US companies on investor relations strategies.

Previously, Matt was director of analytical services at Thomson Financial where he provided strategic investor relations consulting to US based and foreign companies. He also advised companies on potential market reactions to special situations including M&A, spinoffs, dividend policy changes and share buybacks. Matt began his career at The Carson Group, a capital markets intelligence firm. Matt graduated with honours from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Finance and has been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) for the past seven years.

Jeff Gooch, chief financial officer of Markit, said: “We are pleased to have Matt join us in this essential role as Markit begins a new chapter as a public company. Matt’s depth of corporate and advisory investor relations experience will be immensely valuable to our stakeholders.”