CoinShares Appoints Christine Rankin and Viktor Fritzén as Independent Non-Executive Directors

St. Helier, Jersey, JERSEY

10 November 2021 | SAINT HELIER, Jersey | CoinShares International Limited, (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: CS) ("CoinShares" or the "Group" or the “Company”) today announced that the Board has elected to appoint Christine Rankin and Viktor Fritzén as Independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company, effective Monday, 8 November 2021.  

A Few Words about Christine Rankin:
Christine is a former Partner at PWC and has held positions of trust at several organisations including Spotify, NASDAQ and Cherry AB. She currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Control of Veoneer, a worldwide leader in automotive technology. Christine earned her Bachelor in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University. She is a Swedish citizen and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

A Few Words about Viktor Fritzén:
Viktor held the positions of Global Investment Research Analyst and Corporate Finance Analyst at Goldman Sachs and GP Bullhound respectively, before joining LeoVegas Group as CFO. He currently holds the position of non-executive director on the boards of Avanza Bank Holding AB, StickerApp Sweden AB and others. Viktor earned his Master in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds both Swedish and American citizenship and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Daniel Masters, Chairman of the Board, commented on these appointments, "It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of two new Board Members. Christine brings a wealth of experience in financial control and audit. Her broad, high-level, multi-jurisdictional and Main Market experience makes Christine an optimal candidate. Viktor Fritzén brings a rare combination of high profile, public company experience, and a natural enthusiasm and appreciation for the digital asset industry. These appointments in combination with our highly talented incumbent board are another important step by CoinShares on the path to up-listing to the regulated segment of NASDAQ OMX. I would like to extend my warmest welcome to both our new members and I look forward to continuing the CoinShares journey with our new colleagues aboard. “

Christine Rankin added, "I am excited to join the Board of CoinShares at such an exciting time in the Company’s journey. I hope to contribute to the Group’s continued success."

Whilst Viktor Fritzén said, "I have been invested in CoinShares’ products since 2015 and have been impressed by CoinShares’ track record across all its business areas. For many years I have had a strong belief that great businesses will be made in the intersection of the crypto-economy and traditional finance and CoinShares is one of the best-positioned technology companies for this megatrend. I am delighted to join the CoinShares Board of Directors and look forward to being a part of this exciting journey."

Further Information
Christine Rankin, aged 57, holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

Current positions Listed Venue             Previous positions Listed Venue              
Veoneer Inc NYSE and Nasdaq OMX        Adventure Box AB Nasdaq FN
Veoner Sweden AB                   NA Technopolis PLC Nasdaq OMX
Veoneer AB NA Cherry AB Nasdaq OMX
Zenuity AB NA Nasdaq OMX Stockholm            NA
    Serneke AB Nasdaq OMX

Viktor Fritzén, aged 36, holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

Current positions Listed Venue            Previous positions         Listed Venue         
Avanza Bank Holding AB Nasdaq OMX LeoVegas AB Nasdaq OMX
Readly International AB (publ) Nasdaq OMX    
StickerApp Holding AB NA    
Appjobs Sweden AB NA    
Försäkringsaktiebolaget Avanza Pension                  NA    




No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 4.2.4.

About CoinShares

CoinShares is Europe's largest and longest standing digital asset investment firm, managing billions of dollars of assets on behalf of its client base. The Group is focused on expanding investor access to the digital asset ecosystem by pioneering new financial products and services that seek to provide trust and transparency when accessing this new asset class. CoinShares is publicly listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market under the ticker CS.

For more information on CoinShares, please visit:

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