Barclays Capital Opens Toronto Marketing Office

    Firm Appoints Sandra Godard as Managing Director of Barclays Canada

    NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /CNW/ -- Barclays Capital, the investment banking
division of Barclays PLC, today announced the opening of an office in Toronto,
Canada. The new marketing office will add a local presence to Sales activities
currently conducted from New York and London.
    "We are pleased to establish our presence in Toronto," said John
Lovisolo, Managing Director and Head of Credit Sales, Americas. "The Toronto
office enables us to focus on our growing Canadian client base."
    Barclays Capital today also announced the appointment of Sandra Godard as
a Managing Director, Distribution, Barclays Canada Limited. In her role, she
will be responsible for extending our client initiatives into the Canadian
market. Based in Toronto, she will report to Lovisolo and Neil Cummins,
Managing Director, Global Distribution. Ms. Godard joins the firm from HSBC
where she was Head of Derivative and Fixed Income Sales for Canada.
    "Sandra's experience and expertise in the Canadian markets will be
beneficial to the firm as she will be responsible for delivering the full
suite of Barclays Capital's products across all assets into this fast and
growing investor market," added Cummins.
    About Barclays Capital
    Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC
which has an AA long-term credit rating and a balance sheet of over US$2.3
trillion (1.1 trillion pounds Sterling)(*). With a distinctive business model,
Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional
clients with solutions to their financing and risk management needs.  Barclays
Capital has offices in 26 countries, employs over 15,700 people and has the
global reach and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors
worldwide. For further information about Barclays Capital, please visit our
    (*)US$ figure was derived using the US$/pounds Sterling exchange rate at
30.06.07 of US$2.01/1 pound

For further information:

For further information: Peter Truell, +1-212-412-7576,, or Kristin Friel, +1-212-412-7521,, or Christine Curtin, +1-212-412-7559,, all of Barclays Capital Web Site:        

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