• EQS Group

    Dexus Finance Pty Limited: Appointment of non-executive director

    Dexus Finance Pty Limited / Key word(s): MiscellaneousDexus Finance Pty Limited: Appointment of non-executive director18-Jan-2021 / 02:54 CET/CESTDisclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.Appointment of non-executive directorDexus today announced the appointment of Warwick Negus to the Board of Dexus Funds Management Limited (DXFM), as an independent non-executive director, effective 1 February 2021.Mr Negus has more than 30 years of funds management, finance and property industry experience in Australia, Europe and Asia.His most recent executive roles included Chief Executive Officer of Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Chief Executive Officer of 452 Capital, and Goldman Sachs Managing Director in Australia, London, and Singapore.Mr Negus is Chair of Pengana Capital Group and a non-executive director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson, Virgin Australia Holdings Limited, Terrace Tower Group, New South Wales Rugby Union Limited and Tantallon Capital Advisors. He is also Deputy Chancellor and a member of the Council of UNSW and was formerly anon-executive director of FINSIA.Richard Sheppard, Chair of the DXFM Board said: "Together with my fellow Directors, I am pleased to welcome Warwick to the Board."Warwick brings a valuable mix of funds management, finance and property industry experience to our Board and I am looking forward to his contribution. His expertise complements the Board's diverse skillset and his appointment further progresses our Board renewal strategy."The appointment of Mr Negus will result in eight independent non-executive directors and one executive director on the Board of DXFM. As previously announced at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Peter St George, who has served more than 11 years as a non-executive director, will remain on the Board until 30 June 2021.Mr Negus will stand for election at Dexus's next AGM, to be held in October 2021.This notice is available at https://www.dexus.com/investor-centre/results-and-reporting/asx-announcementsAuthorised by Brett Cameron, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Dexus Funds Management Limited.For further information please contact: Investors Merren Favretto Senior Manager, Investor Relations +61 2 9080 1559 +61 427 986 355 merren.favretto@dexus.com Media Louise Murray Senior Manager, Corporate Communications +61 2 9017 1446 +61 403 260 754 louise.murray@dexus.com Information and Explanation of the Issuer to this News:About DexusDexus is one of Australia's leading real estate groups, managing a high-quality Australian property portfolio valued at $32.0 billion. We believe that the strength and quality of our relationships is central to our success and are deeply committed to working with our customers to provide spaces that engage and inspire. We invest only in Australia and directly own $16.5 billion of properties, with a further $15.5 billion of properties managed on behalf of third-party clients. The group's $10.4 billion development pipeline provides the opportunity to grow both portfolios and enhance future returns. With 1.8 million square metres of office workspace across 51 properties, we are Australia's preferred office partner. Dexus is a Top 50 entity by market capitalisation listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (trading code: DXS) and is supported by 29,000 investors from 21 countries. With over 35 years of expertise in property investment, development and asset management, we have a proven track record in capital and risk management, providing service excellence to tenants and delivering superior risk-adjusted returns for investors. www.dexus.comDexus Funds Management Ltd ABN 24 060 920 783, AFSL 238163, as Responsible Entity for Dexus (ASX: DXS)Level 25, 264 George Street, Sydney NSW 200018-Jan-2021 CET/CEST The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de Language: English Company: Dexus Finance Pty Limited 264 George Street 2193 Sydney Australia Phone: +61 2 9017 1100 Fax: +61 2 9017 1101 E-mail: ir@dexus.com Internet: www.dexus.com ISIN: XS1961891220 WKN: A2RZHG Listed: Regulated Unofficial Market in Frankfurt EQS News ID: 1161145 End of Announcement DGAP News Service

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    Saracens succumb to defeat against Ealing Trailfinders as Eddie Jones watches on

    Ealing Trailfinders 27 Saracens 26 The only rugby union match in England on Saturday may have been a low-key affair, but it did not disappoint. Eddie Jones, the England head coach, was the sole and high-profile spectator and left relieved that Billy Vunipola came through 80 minutes of action unscathed on what was his first game since the final of the Autumn Nations Cup on Dec 6. Yet the presence of the England No 8 could not prevent Saracens from slipping to defeat in their first match since their relegation from the Premiership last October in an compelling contest that underscored Ealing Trailfinders’ top-flight ambitions. Ealing were worthy victors against a Saracens side featuring six internationals, but otherwise made up of academy players in this opening game of the pre-season Trailfinders Challenge Cup. Saracens, who were also missing eight players suspended for breaking coronavirus rules when on Barbarians duty, will be a completely different outfit by the time these two sides hope to meet when the Championship is scheduled to start on March 6. Yet Ben Ward’s squad look well organised and have enough firepower up front to press their claims for inclusion in the Premiership should talks of expansion gain momentum. Of more immediate concern for Jones is Vunipola’s push to prove his fitness for the start of the Six Nations Championship against Scotland on Feb 6 and, while the remainder of Saracens’ contingent will do so via personalised training regimes, it seems the No 8 wants to do so by playing games. His was a relatively low-key contribution but Mark McCall, Saracens director of rugby hailed his efforts, particularly in mentoring and encouraging his younger team-mates. He looks set to start again next Saturday against Doncaster in the second round of the Trailfinders Challenge Cup. “I thought Billy was outstanding, genuinely, he has been brilliant with this young group all week,” said McCall. “He has been really positive with them. It is so hard for an international player to play in a game like this and not get frustrated at times, with your teammates also, with the opposition. But I'm really pleased. “Billy is just a great club man, he knows the importance of senior players and their influence on the younger players. Some of these younger players are just starting their journey and have someone like Billy to guide them through, stay positive and be supportive, is very good. “All our internationals have a specific pre-season programme to peak for the Six Nations and Billy's includes playing time as that is when he is at his best and what he likes the most and what benefits him the most. We will see after the weekend if he plays at Doncaster but knowing Billy he will want to play.” McCall meanwhile believes the opportunity for his England players, including captain Owen Farrell, to have a quiet club season will yield future benefits for club and country.