Aberdeen Asset Management to Urge Transatlantic Companies to Add Their Support to the British Garden at Hanover Square in New York

By Aberdeen Asset Management, PRNE
Monday, July 5, 2010

LONDON, July 6, 2010 - At a reception following the royal opening of the British Garden at
Hanover Square in New York today (Tuesday 6 July 2010), Aberdeen Asset
Management's Group Head of Marketing Piers Currie will urge companies with
interests on both sides of the Atlantic to add their support to the project.
The garden was created to honour the memories of the 67 British subjects who
lost their lives in the World Trade Centre attacks on September 11 2001.
Situated in Lower Manhattan, it also celebrates the historic ties of
friendship between the U.S.A and the U.K. and aims to bring British heritage
and arts initiatives to the community and city of New York.

Following the formal opening of the British Garden by Her Majesty The
Queen, Piers Currie will address those invited to the official reception and
urge them to join companies like Aberdeen Asset Management in ongoing support
for the garden. He will say:

"The British Garden is a symbol of shared sacrifice and celebrates the
common links between Britain and the U.S which are deeply entwined. Born
following the truly terrible injury to civilians of many nations at 9/11, the
British Garden is no inert memorial, but a living and green space. It still
needs final funding to be tended and cared for; as a garden has to be looked
after, especially in the canyons surrounding Wall Street. We at Aberdeen
Asset Management are proud to be a corporate supporter of the British Garden
- and we urge other firms with connections across the Atlantic to become
involved too, in the build up to the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and for the
enjoyment of visitors to this important part of New York City. The garden
needs some final financial support to allow it to be properly endowed for its
future, for us and for visitors and pilgrims who visit here in the future."

The garden reflects Britain in its design; with City of London style
bollards, paving quarried in Scotland and Wales and benches produced in
England which were completed in Northern Ireland. The Garden was designed by
Isabel and Julian Bannerman, leading British landscape architects best known
for their work for HRH The Prince of Wales and British sculptor Simon Verity
undertook the stone carving of the county map of Great Britain.

Aberdeen Asset Management has also donated a limestone plinth and a
Scottish Braemar stone to the garden. Braemar stones, which must weigh
between 22 and 26 pounds, are used in Highland Games throwing events.

"We chose a Braemar stone to symbolise the enduring strength of Scottish
and British friendship towards the U.S.A. The stone toss is one of the
highlights of any Highland Games where kilted 'heavies' 'put' the 22 to 26
pound stone from a standing position with no run up. It's a lasting piece of
Scottish culture in this green oasis in the centre of New York."

Aberdeen Asset Management is only one of the supporters of the multi
million dollar capital improvement project has been supporting the British
Garden at Hanover Square. Donations have been received from foundations,
individuals and corporations, however the funding requirement is ongoing for
the upkeep of the garden in perpetuity.

Piers Currie continues, "The garden is a fantastic example of the strong
links between the UK and the United States. The garden is a gift to the city
and people of New York and I would urge others to support this unique, green,
peaceful memorial. More can be found about the garden and how to support it
at www.britishgarden.org."

Notes to editors

Aberdeen Asset Management is an independently-operated company
which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991 and is
currently a FTSE-250 (mid-cap) company with a market capitalisation of GBP1.3
. The group presently employs more than 1,800 people worldwide and
manages over GBP170 billion.

The group has 31 offices located in 26 countries around the
globe with its main investment management centres in Edinburgh, London,
Philadelphia, Singapore and Sydney, and its property operation is
headquartered in Stockholm.

Key clients include leading national and corporate pension
funds, central banks and other investment institutions.


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