Cowes Week announce sponsorship extension

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2012
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2012 is taking place from the 11th to the 18th of August. The event is being held later than usual in order to avoid a clash with the Olympic Games.

Cowes Week Limited (CWL) is delighted to announce that Aberdeen Asset Management is to extend its sponsorship of the world-famous Cowes Week regatta until 2015.

This extension represents a further two year commitment to the event, enabling Aberdeen Asset Management to build upon the solid foundations already established with CWL and guarantee a stable financial footing for the regatta for the next four years. CWL and Aberdeen look forward to developing the competitor experience at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week during this next stage in the regatta’s evolution.

Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management said: 'Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2011 proved to be a tremendous success. We look forward to working with Cowes Week Limited to build on this positive start and are delighted to be extending our long-term commitment through to 2015 with this first-class sporting event.'

Commenting on the announcement, new Chairman of CWL, Peter Dickson, said: 'I am delighted to be starting my period as Chairman on such a positive note. My predecessor, John Grandy, successfully steered the regatta through some challenging waters and I am very much looking forward to continuing his great work on the development of Cowes Week, in partnership with Aberdeen Asset Management and our family of event sponsors.'

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