DST International Strengthens Commitment to China with New Appointment

Shanghai - 6 May 2009

DST International (DSTi) has today announced the appointment of Mr. Zhu Li Tao to the position of Head of Market Strategy for China.

Mr. Zhu will be based in Shanghai and will be responsible for the Greater China market, which includes China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. His role will be to work closely with key market participants, regulators and DSTi’s global services and development teams in order to identify new solutions opportunities that bring additional value to Chinese clients.

Mr. Zhu joins DSTi with a wealth of experience working in the Chinese finance industry, having previously worked with Bank of Communications (BOCOM) as the manager of Equity funds in Hong Kong, and later as a Director in the Asset Custody department overseeing Risk Control, Performance Analysis and System Management.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr. Zhu said, “I chose to work with DSTi because I have seen them achieve some great milestones in the Chinese marketplace over the last six years. They have successfully implemented their solutions in some of the biggest institutional investors in China, and have worked with global names and some of Asia’s largest banks. It is really impressive for an international solutions provider to come to China and succeed to such a degree. It shows an understanding of local culture and markets, innovation and integrity. When I was offered the opportunity to join DSTi, I was very excited, because I see great potential for growth in the next few years for both existing and new DSTi solutions and services offerings.”

Ms. Rhonda Lepsch, DSTi’s Asia CEO, spoke about what it meant for DSTi: “When I first met Mr. Zhu, I was impressed by his understanding of both domestic and international markets, as well as his enthusiasm and commitment to excellence. These are the kind of skills DSTi is looking for as we deepen our Chinese presence and expand our operations in the region. I sincerely welcome him aboard.”

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