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18 August 2010


                       BURFORD CAPITAL APPOINTS EXECUTION NOBLE AS JOINT BROKER

Execution Noble, the international investment bank, has been appointed as joint broker for Burford Capital Limited (LSE:
BUR), the commercial dispute investor, with immediate effect. Execution Noble will work alongside the company’s
existing broker and nomad Fox-Pitt, Kelton.

Burford Capital is quoted on AIM and has a market capitalisation of £85 million. Execution acted as Co-Lead Manager
on Burford’s IPO in October 2009.



         information:
For more information

Execution Noble                                                   +44(0)20 7456 9191
Richard Crawley, Director, Corporate Broking
richard.crawley@execution-noble.com

Nigel Morris-Jones, Head of Financial Sponsors Group
nigel.morris-jones@execution-noble.com

Ben Thompson, Group Head of Marketing                             +44(0)20 3429 1441
ben.thompson@execution-noble.com


Cubitt Consulting                                                 +44(0)20 7367 5100
Michael Henman, Partner                                           +44(0)20 7367 5106
Michael.henman@cubitt.com


Caroline Merrell, Director                                         +44(0)20 7367 5103
caroline.merrell@cubitt.com



About Burford Capital

Burford Capital's strategy is to create and manage a portfolio of commercial dispute financing investments diversified by
duration, claim type, geography and a number of other variables, with the aim of providing shareholders with attractive
levels of dividends and capital growth. The Company expects returns to be uncorrelated to general equity market
performance.

In the short term, the Company's focus is on commercial disputes in the United States and on international arbitration
matters; in the medium term, the Company may expand its focus to other attractive and suitable jurisdictions.

In the absence of unforeseen circumstances, the Company anticipates that the net proceeds of its October 2009 IPO
should be fully committed within 18 to 24 months of the IPO.

Burford Group Limited acts as Investment Adviser to the Company. The principals of Burford Group Limited are
Christopher Bogart, Selvyn Seidel and Jonathan Molot. Mr. Seidel has 40 years of experience as a practising litigator
and chaired a variety of litigation and arbitration activities and cases for one of the largest law firms in the world. Mr.
Bogart has been a practising litigator, the general counsel of a Fortune 50 corporation managing a portfolio of litigation,
and an investment manager. Mr. Molot has been a practising litigator, a senior advisor to the Obama Administration, a
law school professor, and one of the leading US experts in litigation finance and risk transfer.

The Company is chaired by Sir Peter Middleton, former Group Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank
plc. Sir Peter is currently UK Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Chairman of Camelot Group plc and
Chairman of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, and also chaired a review of Civil Justice for the Blair
Government.

        information:
Further information www.burfordcapital.com
About Execution Noble
Execution Noble is a leading international investment banking group providing clients with execution; equity sales
and trading; research; M&A; corporate finance; corporate broking; equity capital markets; and corporate access.
The group has over 250 staff and recognised leadership in sell-side alpha generation, analyst research, agency
broking, and growth and mid cap corporate broking and financial advisory services. It also operates agency credit
and derivatives businesses.

Headquartered in London, with offices in Scotland, the United States, Hong Kong, India, France and Germany,
Execution Noble has been servicing many of the world’s major investing institutions, including mutual funds,
pension funds, insurance companies and hedge funds since 2001, as well as over 500 listed and unlisted growth
and mid-cap companies.

Empowered by its technology and differentiated by its people, Execution Noble also provides access to the
market's core liquidity providers through extensive personal relationships and expertise.


        information:
Further information www.execution-noble.com

				
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