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Michael Stott joins the FT as UK news editor

Michael Stott is joining the Financial Times as UK news editor on January 1. In his role he will oversee the FT’s UK coverage in digital and print, leading a team of journalists at an important time for the UK economy and its place in Europe.

On his appointment, Stott said: “The FT has led the way in successfully and profitably moving its news, comment and global readership online. I am delighted to join this world-class publication at such an exciting time in its 125-year history and look forward to contributing to its future success.”

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Financial Times. On the UK agenda are the 2015 general elections, a referendum in Scotland and questions over the UK and eurozone economies. Michael’s experience in breaking news and digital platforms will be invaluable to the FT’s coverage.”

Michael began his career in journalism in 1987 as a graduate trainee for Reuters in London. In his 26 years there he has held a number of positions including regional editor of EMEA, global news editor, global head of domestic news services, and editor UK & Ireland among others.

Current UK news editor Andrew Ward moves to the global role of pharmaceuticals correspondent.

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For further information please contact:

Kristina Eriksson, Financial Times
T: +44 (0)207 873 4961
E: Kristina.Eriksson@FT.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 629,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than 40% of total traffic and a quarter of digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 32 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

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